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Paschal Beverly Randolph, M,D. 


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and to every man, woman or child besides, whoever, as the named great, because 
Good Souls, ever did me a kindness or spoke me fairly in the dark hour, and through 
them to all human kind, for the firm and steady rebuilding of a right and true system 
of social ethics, based upon the purity of woman, the nobleness of man and the honor 
of the race, one wholly free from all abnormalism ; devoted to the everlasting dis- 
comfiture of all who aim to pervert the higher, better, purer, nobler instincts of our 
common human nature ; to the speedy downfall of all false systems and shams, 
whether in Physics, Morals, Politics or Faith ; and to the corresponding advance' 
thrift and triumph of the Good, the Beautiful and the True, and to the assured sue' 
cess of the Superlative Order of Men and Women who constitute the E W A S this 
present Edition of 




Toledo, Ohio, 1874. 


Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1874, by 

In the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington. 



Reader, mine, I am about to treat herein the grandest subject 
that ever engaged or challenged human thought. In doing so it is 
likely that I may repeat some things elsewhere, by myself or others, 
said before ; but even if so, I have struck upon many things now- 
given to the race for the first time. 

A vast amount of " physiological " chaff is current in the world, 
originating in the pulpy brains of certain people with " M.D " after 
their names ; folks who eke out a good living by putting medicines, 
of which they know little, into bodies whereof they know less. 

A still larger amount of" chaff" labelled "philosophy" is afloat, 
generated for the most part in the angular heads of people, whom a 
chronic prostatitis or ovarian fever has so deranged that they really 
imagine themselves philosophers, — being only shams, — who pro- 
pose to revolutionize the world, especially the domain of Marriage- 
land, by inculcating pudacious sophistries, better calculated to kill 
than to cure the vi&ims, on either side. One thing is certain: 
Light is needed ; and this work (originally intended to be called 
by a different title, but which intent was abandoned, owing to the 
vastly larger scope of the completed and rewritten volume) is meant 
to afford exactly what is required ; and 

I. What a tremendous deal of suffering, horror, crime, wretched- 


but badly misused world 

of ours ! — most of which might be prevented in the first instance, 
or remedied in the second, were there less consummate and con- 
founded ignorance afloat up and down the earth's strong tides of 
human life, with its strangely, wildly surging ebbs and flows, heats 


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and snows, in reference to matters pertaining to, and concerning the, 



so-called "civilized" lands, and particularly in the cis- Atlantic por- 



solely to the masses, 

them asses," according 

to Carlvle, — or that the sum total of non-knowledge must be looked 
for among the unread, unlettered and unwashed crowds that throng 
the great highways of the world, and whose struggles for life, and 
clamors for bread, occupy most of their time and attention, — will 
find him or herself most wofully mistaken ; for a far less dense and 
conglobate ignorance upon matters of vital import to every human 
being exists among the people — the rude crowd who jostle each 
other everywhere, and which is the plastic material that the brainful 
few mould into voters, hero-worshippers, or send to fight their battles 

armed with ploughs or rifles, pitchforks or bay- 



onets, cannons or spades — than is to be found in circles 

very lofty pretensions, not only to knowledge, but to morality also, 

from its geologic base to its astronomic summit. 

! or gross and culpable non-knowledge, especially upon all the 
vital points that cluster round the one word " sex," you must look, 
not amidst the untaught hosts, the democratic underlayer of society, 
but right squarely among the so-called " learned," professional, 
' boasted, highly-cultured upper-strata, especially in those 


broadcast over all the lands. Were 



march over the world were 


the advent of common 

sense among the people as a general thing. 

Sex is a thing of soul ; most people think it but a mere matter 


^ pu^Mcai structure. True, there are some unsexed 
sex at all. and others still claiming one gender, and 
exaa opposite. But its laws, offices, utilities, and 

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its deeper and diviner meanings are sealed books to all but about two 



In some sense this matter has been, and is, the subjed of thought, 
but only in its outer phases, or its grosser aspects ; seldom in its 
higher ones, and never, until now,*in any of its loftier and mystical 
bearings. Books by ship-loads on one or two, and always either its 
physiological or sentimental sides of the subject, have been put forth 
ambitious M.D's, or notoriety-seeking empirics; books which 
mainly satisfied a prurient taste or morbid curiosity, gave but little 
light, and generally left their readers pradically as ignorant as 


ruin on every 


been, still are being, scattered everywhere across the nations, till the 
flower of the world's youth has been blighted, and the morality of 
earth sapped dry. Oh, that literature, foul, disgusting beyond 
belief! terrible as the cobra's fang, keener than the dagger's cd^e 
monstrous as a drunkard's dream, more devastating than the spotted 
plague! until between the two millstones— quackery, pseudo-pro- 
fessional literature on the one hand, and the execrable, libidinous 
abominations on the other— one-half of the manhood and 
of our nation has been ground into the very dust. No 
can be too severe for the disseminators of the latter ; no contempt 
too great for the authors of the former. 

Not one of the very many respectable people, including fifty 
French, a score of English, about as many Americans, and a few 
German authors, who have stained reams of good white paper, and 
spilled gallons of ink in writing anent the sublime subject of sex, 
have taken the trouble to go one inch below the surface ; but have 
been content to copy each other, and repeat the same old worn-out 
story, — else concealed a few good ideas in barrels of words. They 
have taken man and woman, shown us their anatomy ; explained 
something of physical gender ; said something about function and 
periods, and there left us, because they knew nothing further them- 


6 Affectional Alchemy, 

For example, there are ten thousand treatises extant concerning 
what the doctors call the sin of one Onan, meaning, thereby, a 
certain nameless solitary vice. But the man alluded to in the Bible 
never was guilty of that sin at all. Albeit his crime was equally 
bad, equally disastrous and hateful. . In these days it is politely 
called " conjugal fraud," and in plain terms consists of the nuptive 
union to the orgasmal climax, which was allowed to occur only in a 
manner never intended by the Infinite God. " He wasted his seed 
upon the ground, that he might not beget children to inherit his 
brother's name." (See Bible.) Millions do the accursed tiling 
to-day that they may be childless, as indeed they deserve to be ; for 
he who does that heinous wrong commits a quadruple crime, 

and G 


a 61 of man 

Now the dodors truly say that the sin solitary, and the fraud con- 
jugal are both bad ; but fail to give us even half the reasons why. 

Here let me make a point for the dodors, and all others besides. 
In the normal, proper nuptive union, a term I invent expressive of 
the most sacred and intimate fact of marriage, there is a certain 
amount of the male vital life in fluid form (semen) voided ; exadlv 

ume m 

dream, - a spontaneous ejection of superfluous vital force in the 
same form ; 3 d, the same may be lost by the abominable conjugal 
fraud ; or by the heinous sin against one's self- solitary vice. But 

Y\f\\-C\ flirt 4-*-~ 1_ l»rr» J 



i st. In the reciprocal and normal one, only joy 



perfect peace with his physical form. 
In the second case, 


follows, but leaves a weakness after rT ' ' * "' 

recuperate from. There's M \ 77* V™ 1 *™ ^ '° 

In the .hi, , , s ^me-facedncss too, but not 

il t ^ ^.^ "* « *** and the man 


fourth case, a 


In the 

and ni.h for slmcr ^ '~ ^ ^ ****" ** 

»ht, somctlmes wceks toge(her _ an<] ^^ re ^ s y 

Affectional Alchemy. 7 

dreadful sin stands by him like an accusing goblin from the deeps. 
Now why? Remember, we suppose, what is true, that weights 
and measures are the same in all four instances; that the exact 
amount of fluid life is lost ; yet one launches its vidim into steep- 
down gulfs of remorseful, mental torture, and the others do not. 

The physiologists have not answered that question. I will. In 
case first, the normal one, waste is occasioned by the magnetic 
aftion of the ele&ric lymph, the absorption of which by the mascu- 
line compensates the vital loss on one side ; and the absorption by 
the feminine parietes of the exudation from Cowpcr's gland compen- 


to them, not me— which is, that, just within the vulva are two little 
glands, called glands of Duvernay, from their French discoverer. 


the dodors were aware of. But they did not know that 
those glands are the seat of all vaginal and uterine life ; nor that 
trouble seals them up ; Love only keeps them open. When sealed 



That's what 

ails half the wives of Christendom. Now another new 

do&ors. Just forward, of the prostate gland is what is known as 

Cowper's gland ; but they know not its use. I have just explained 

it. It is to colled, store up, and discharge the magnetic fluid of the 

body in liquid form. It precedes both the semen and prostatic 

lymph ; and upon contaft with the lochia— Duvernay — they fuse ; the 

result of which is the fulfilment of God's purpose in bi-sexing man. 

I hope this thought will be carefully studied and understood. Now 

in the case of the solitaire there is but one force at work. The 

result is from imaginative and mechanical forces ; not from eledric, 

magnetic or spiritual ones ; hence he draws upon his very soul itself; 

violates and disobeys the fundamental law of love, and that is why 

he pays the dreadful penalty. Love resides in the soul ; the basic 


well as his bodv, must 


II. One 

8 Affectional Alchemy. 

quent mood, I met a man, whose woe-begone countenance betokened 
great griefs tugging at his heart-strings ; and that soul-pangs were 
racking the very foundations of his being. I met the man. No, I 
did not say that — it was my alter ego encountering myself! — and I 
learned his sad story, pondering deeply upon which, I pursued my 
way to where sleep and I were wont to woo each other ; and there, 
throwing myself upon a lounge, drank some fresh, sweet milk, brought 
me by a chunky little germanesque neighbor of mine, of say nin'e 
years, pretty, as all children are, and loquacious and talkative as 
all children should be. 

As I lav there I thought of the man 



was afar off, among strange people, where amid the rounds of 
gayety, in fashion's tide, she had no time to think of him, — the 

many follow the exam 

less girl. 

She was wondrously fair, and heedless as beautiful ; with fashions 
to air and conquests to achieve ; poor, sweet little lady ! And as I 


that basis condone her apparent heartless coldness in never deisnino- 
to write to him, who was suffering daily deaths by reason of her cold 

silence — and — contempt. 
And so I lav uoon the 

and quaffed the sweet, delicious 

milk, and I thought about the Woman and the Man ; and, as I did so, 
I fell into a sort of magnetic trance and clairvoyance — a habit 
familiar, seeing that the power to do so was born with me ; and by 
its means I have a thousand times been able to see afar off, and to 
glimpse things denied to mortal vision. On this -occasion I fell 
into it from having incidentally cast my'eyes upon a third class 


to & 


N. Y 


induce the state of psycho-vision. It hui 

wall, where I had placed it after polishing it, preparatory to "send 

, to whom impecuniosity had com- 
pelled me to sell it. 

It was a fine one, though not the best or most eostly , yet was 

capable of m.ghty things when in the humor ; for, be it known, they, 

3 Affedioncil AlcJiemy. 

One night— it was in far-off Jerusalem or Bethlehem, I really 

forget which — I made 


I of her, and that experience, learned — not 

directly, but by suggestion— the fundamental principle of the White 
Magic of Love ; subsequently I became affiliated with some der- 
vishes and fakirs of whom, by suggestion still, I found the road to 
other knowledges ; and of these devout pradicers of a simple, but 
sublime and holy magic, I obtained additional clues — little threads 
of suggestion, which, being persistently followed, led my soul into 
labyrinths of knowledge themselves did not even suspetf: the exist- 
ence of. I became practically, what I was naturally — a mystic, 
and in time chief of the lofty brethren ; taking the clues left by the 
masters, and pursuing them farther than they had ever been before ; 



Alkahest : the water 

philosopher's stone, — all of which this book contains; but only 
findable by him or her who searches well. The thoughts which I 
gave to the world, that world paid me for, as it always has paid for 
benefits. But what of that? Justice is sure to be done me by and 

I am induced to say thus much in order to disabuse the public 

mind relative to Rosicrucianism, which is but one of our outer 
doors — and which was not originated by Christian Rosencrux ; but 
merely revived, and replanted in Europe by him subsequent to his 

myself and hundreds 

others, he went for initiation. 

The Rosicrucian system is, and never was other else than a door 
the ineffable Grand Temple of Eulis. It was the trial chamber 


igs. And 

even Eulis, itself, is a triplicate of body, spirit, soul. There are 
some in the outer, a few in the inner crypts. 

These, the facts concerning Rosicrucia and myself, arc out at 
last. Now let us go on with the book. 

Enthusiasts are the ambassadors of God. It is through such only 
that great truths reach the world, and that world takes exquisite pleas- 
ure in crucifying all such ; and yet they will arise, proclaim their 

Affectional Alchemy. 49 


straight fo Calvary or Patmos ! In all ages there have been men 
cut out after a different pattern from their contemporaries, and who, 


To be \ 


""• / 

Amono- all who have ever lived, none have worked harder, or 


in all time as Mystics, foremost among whom was, and is, that 
branch of them known as Hermetists, — men of mark ; Pythago- 


all of 

whom were, and are, students of the same school. 




concerning the origin of the Great Society, or rather Fraternity, 
(the Rosicrucian branch, —but differing essentially from the branch 
of that august brotherhood represented by adepts in Europe, Asia, 
and myself and confreres in this country,— yet identical in spirit, so 
far as the general welfare of universal man is concerned) , he re- 

sed certain names, which 

disguises / no w throw off !— As one standing upon the beach by 
the sea, and gazing far off over the turbulent waters, finds the 
horizon lowering in the distance, and shutting out the land unseen 
that lies beyond ; so we, standing upon the sands of time, and look- 
ing back over the sea of our past history, find there is a boundary 
beyond which the vision cannot extend, a point where many have 




of vessels lost, which float upon its surface, and are lost upon our 
shores ; so sometimes, from the immeasurable gulf that has buried 
in its depths the secret of our origin, a waif drifting on the bosom of 
time finds its way to the limits of the historical epoch, and reveals 
to us something of what was, and is lost. Then let us learn all that 
we may from these waifs. Let us wander upon these trackless 
shores of a silent sea, and bring from its drift-wood and wrecks all 
that may be gathered. Let us add all that may be added of our 
childhood's glory to our manhood's suffering, and our coming 


Affect ion al Alchemy 

tnmph. We will I proud tot we are disciples of Hemes T 

megisti that thrice 
dek [M izadek] 

the Mystical Mai-] a- 



but let us not forget 
ivless God. . 





the victor, but add the cypress for the vicl 

Let us go, then, to the land of romance 

Holy n ' -i-* 1 "*- :,n( l the Sacred G 



upon their shores, our minds will revert back in the dim ages, to 
*v. n e ««r rWMhood. uul the birth of the mystical reign of 


ldhood, and the birth 
A e will behold in our mind's eye a succession of 



like tlv sowing aid reaping of grain. We will count the 
patricians who live in idleness and luxury, and shudder at 



lie in asrony and 




maw the quivering 

cruelty, whose insatiable appetite of 
and power, could not appease, and for 
flesh and trickling blood of a people 
re, we will find men struggling against 

oppn sion as we have struggled ; people teaching virtue and charity 
as we have t lught, — reviled and scorned as we have been. We 
will discover that others have borne our burdens who had no hope 
of receiving our reward ; that knowledge is universal, and has no 

royal ro; I ; and that they were as wise in the wisdom of their gener- 

ation, as we are in ours. 

And now tread softly. We are entering the dark realm of the 

slumbering ages. The dust of a mill 
and no voice has awal 


awakened its echoes since the days wh 

isorted with the daughters of men. 

land of the probable, and are journeying 


regions of the possible. The footprints here and there arc of 
mort , but of those who have beheld the hidden mysteries of Eulis, 
who are 1 miliars of the Cabbala, who have raised the veil of Isis, 


yae or the a.a. 

Behold in the distance, shining from the east as the sun from 
the unquenchable torch of her who is nameless : observe 


kneels to write upon 


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See the sheen of her golden hair, and the spotless white of her robes; 
catch the first strains of that wondrous philosophy, classic and pure, 
as they fall in wordli s music from her lips ; and remember how its 
infinite truth and marvellous 1 tuty, have, in all the ages that are 
past, bound us together In an indissoluble bond of brotherhood, and 
leavened with our faith in the innate kindness of the human heart, 
taught us to icrificc ourselves, that the peoples may advance. 

They were fragments of this philosophy which we wore as a 
crown of glory on our natal morn, that were disseminated by our 
Master and his innumerable followers, and cast hither and thither 
upon the stream of time, were finally washed by successive waves 
of war tnd pilgrimage) to the shores of Egypt. It is of these the 
author of the " History of Civilization in England" speaks, as 
"forming one of the elements in the school of Alexandria, and 
whose subth speculations, carried on in their own exquisite lan- 

6 wt v> 


They were fragments of this philosophy which, perverted by the 
strong individualities of Plato, Aristotle and Pythagoras, became 
alike the systems ol their schools, the Portico, the Grove, and the 

Melchizadel or Hermes, was our first great master; but like 

man\ masters bei re and 1 nee. he lived when the " times were out 
of joint I the age was not attuned to symphonies of thought and 

f ling. He tan jht his rich philosophy to all, opened great hidden 
dept 3 of thought to the public eye, explained the most subtle 
truths to barbarian ears, and — threw pearls to swine. And his 
suce s. He g thcrcd round him his disciples, and looked beyond 
at tl ir followers; they extended in every direction, as far as eye 
could reach, surging like the waves of the sea, wh 1 tossed b} tem- 

per — and with all the deep undertone and mutterings of the 

ocean. Were all these his pupils? All these versed in the shoals 

Thr>\ wpvp families, some me ml r 

and depths of reasoning? No. 


believ 1 the m 

They reduced th< laws of na tin to form a ci ed, and they mad a 

golden calf of some speci 1 physical foro and fell down to worship 

- 2 Afectiona! Alchemy. 


ui element. That \ dl. 

As rustic, uninstrucled in the principles, might with open- 
mouthed wonder watch the burning of coal, and endeavor to 

associai with the inflation of a balloon, so Hermes, expecting only 
the preconceive 1 consequenc 5 of his fa iching, was aw< I by th( 

immense bubble he had formed. As he comprehended the magni- 
tude f hi creation, nd its now evid nt consequences, perhaps 
there aro<- his mind tl it inevitable conclusion that from all his 
teachii and all his labor little would be accomplished. The 



would ha\ been philosophers without him. The mass would be 
fanatics, as they had been fanatics before him. 


this— given a direction to their studies and speculations, given a 

r norance and madness. And all this 

sm and philosophy* all this ignorance and m 

be the new relig 

first idolatry. Hold ! It is not yet too late to retrieve, and by one 
of those rapid and eccentric movements in literature, which the 
great genius of Bonaparte was wont to receive in war, to change the 
whole atures of the campaign. And I am so changing it ! — I, the 
1 i Grand Master of the Order, prior to its final absorption into 
regnant, peerless Eulis ! 

So we received our heritage, and the soul of philosophy vanished 
| from India and the world as a dream. The kernel was hidden, and 

shell alone permitted to remain to excite the awe of past genera- 
5, and the wonder of ours. Ah ! most noble Master, you have 
; since, like Her who came before you, passed forever among the 
lows of the invisible, and the dark, but deathless realms, where 
fathers have gone before us. But as the material form was 
destru&iblc, and lives forever in that land of blossom and of flowers. 


and ideal emanation shall, through all comm 


£ii «n w^miii£ nmv, 

in the minds of men, and never cease to be born, anew, for 
Eulis' nature is infinite and eternal 1 

How safely our secrets have been guarded, let each answer 
according to the progress he has made in mastering them. How 

Affect io rial Alchemy. 53 

little was abstracted by the Essenes, Gnostics and Batiniych, you all 

For ten thousand years after Hermes, we lost no more, in our 

contact with all the various peoples of the world, than the electric 

elements we threw off in grasping their hands ! 

Though few in numbers, we guarded the great trust committed to 
our care with a never-ceasing vigilance. Every member was aware 
of its importance to the human race. Every member realized that 
the flowers gathered from the graves of dead years must be pre- 
served as a wreath to crown the age to come. Amid the swarm of 
sects and societies that sprang to life in the East, surrounded by all 
the schools that flourished in the Golden Age of Greece, that little 
band of souls preserved their purity. 

Secretly and silently they moved over the sands of time to the 
coming of the Nazarene In the twilight that suc- 
ceeds the crucifixion of Calvary we can see indistinctly the move- 
ments of individuals, and the banding of men. They seem to move 
with an uncertain purpose, and to have lost their old effectiveness. 
One, two, three, five hundred years roll by as one would count the 
hours to midnight. Then there is a bustle. Work is at hand. Into 
those dark ages that succeed, pass the mustering bands, and for a 
thousand years death at the stake, persecution and despair on the 
one hand, and the retribution of the Vehmgerichte and kindred asso- 
ciations, alone point out the position of the contestants, and the 
progress of the fight. 

om his cradle in the Alps looms up Christian Rosenci 


more to wait 

destiny, but to assist in its accomplishment ; to offer her bosom to the 
unfortunate ; to raise the fallen ; to succor the oppressed ; to interpose 
her form between the tyrant and the slave ; to lead the van in the 
great fight. She has the gathered knowledge of her ages of student- 
life. She has the patience taught by centuries of adversity. She has 
the courage of the true and the beautiful ; and, above all, she loves 
the peoples, and Paschal Beverly Randolph succeeded Rosencrux, 
as the legitimate Grand Master of Rosicrucia, and Hierarch of Eulis. 

54 Affectional Alchemy. 

And now I would say one word in regard to contemporary 
societies. Many of them were organized with meritorious objecTs 

Jays gone by, but the state of things that gave them 1 



has long since passed away. They presented a sad spedacle of 
having outlived their usefulness, and drag out a fitful existence of 

>s ceremonies and abstract, forms, from which the soul has 
long departed. A few should receive the tribute of respecl due to 
that which is venerable and good, and Freemasonry should ever be 
associated with the broad mantle of its charity. 

In the superstructures which have been ere&ed at different periods, 
upon these foundations, one will often observe a pillar, here or there, 
called the Rose Croix, or occasionally hear the mystic name Eulis, 

softly pronounced. 

I was conversing with a gentleman whom I supposed to be a 
member of one of these " Chapters," and he said, " The Rosy Cross 
is dead. We have, it is true, galvanized its skeleton into a transitory 
life, but the Rosy Cross of history is dead." Dead ! I cried. She 
lives! — lives with the rich blood of the South in her veins ; with 

brains of 

the temperate zone, the depth of thought of the Orient, the versa- 
tility of France, and earnestness of purpose, and boldness of resolu- 
tion of the New World ; lives these three hundred years that you 
think her dead, as she lived the countless centuries before you 
thought her born ; and may she never cease to have a fitting casket 
for her jewels, and remain a reflex of the glorious truth and beauty 
of the superlative wisdom, power and goodness. 

So tar well ; but at last the world wants to know more of that 
wonderful fraternity 7 , which, nameless at times for long centuries, 
blossomc I a few centuries ago as Rosicrucia, but now has leaped to 

the fore-front of all the real reform movements of this wonderful 
ig , and lo! the banner of peerless Eulis floats proudly — rock- 
founded — on the breeze. We, the people of Eulis, be it known, 
ire students of nature in her interior departments, and rejecting 

materialism ot the ao: 


by its irrc ibtible logic. Men who rcali 


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of other worlds than this are not apt to give loose rein to passion ; 
nor be content with fraud in any shape. We cannot take say-sos for 
fads, and therefore we reject much that appeals to others with the 
force of truth. We are ambitious to solve all possible mystery ; we 
prefer one method to all other hyper-human agencies, knowing it to 
be infinitely preferable to all other modes of rapporting the occult 
and mysterious ; and this book, and all others from the same pen, 
is but a very imperfect sketch or outline of the sublime philosophy 
of the Templars of Eulis. We know the enormous importance of 
the sexive principle ; that a menstruating woman is an immense 
power if she but knew it ! that a pregnant one holds the keys of 
eternal mystery in her hand, and that while thus she can make or 
mar any human fortune ! We know the mystic act is one unhil 
the gates alike of heaven and of hell ; and we know two semi-brain- 
less people may, by an application of esoteric principles, stock the 
world with mental giants. But where shall we find students? Are 
not all the people, nearly, the slaves of lust, place, gold? Well, 
we find one now and then ; and we hail him or her as the Greeks 
hailed the sea — with excessive joy ! Thalatta ! Thalatta ! They 
are not multitudinous now, but will be in the good time coming. 

XXV. Unquestionably while we occupy flesh and blood bodies, 
and probably after we wear our ele&ric or ethereal ones subsequent 
to death, Love, other than amicive and filial, will depend upon the 
magnetic congeniality existing between the two concerned ; although 
even the most perfect state of magnetic fusion and reciprocation 

l t>"'s> 

be disturbed by any one of quite a numerous 


We are all of us, more or less, counterparts and embodiments of 
nature ; and nature has her ups and downs, fogs and sleets, storms 
and heats, ice and fire, volcanoes and wintry blasts ; and so do, so 
must we, just as long as the earth and nature are as at present ; when 
they change, so will we, and very likely not much before. If 
between a couple there be a full and mutual play of magnetism, if 
neither draws from the other, except to replace with his or her own, 
there is a good chance of general harmony, joy and content for 
them. If not, then not. If one party overflows with magnetism, 


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may exist between 

\ them, all other things being equal ; and the weak one will depend 

! almost for life itself upon the strong ; and the strong be firmly drawn 

| toward the weak. But there must be an assimilation between, and 

\ blending of, the two magnetisms, else they wi 

and repel each other ! One party may be very glowing 

and magnetic, say, for instance, on plane A, 

cular, heedless, jolly, devil-me-care-sort of individual 

such an one could make a perfect heaven — on his plane — with a 



how would it be wer 


delicate and spiritual woman 

, equally magnetic as himself. 

masrnetism was as satin compared to his own 

tow-cloth ? Now just such couples, or those as naturally and organ- 

mehow or other, manage 

the consequence is a life removed from happiness by a great, yawn- 
ing, impassable gulf, whose black and sullen waters cannot be 


Some day, in the future, there will be honorable methods whereby 
the present general mixed-upness will be made straight, and people 
having unfortunately made the wrong choice, and gotten some one's 
else wife or husband, will be able to — yes — in some cases actually 


swap." Why not, if themselves are rendered happier by it; 

society is satisfied, the prior families duly provided for, and no sin 
committed, no harm done ? 

Woman faces heaven when she gives herself to Love and man ! 
willingly or vi&imly. The rule is universal, the exceptions mon- 
strous ; for there are, there can be none save in three cases — utter 
human depravity; certain physical malformations; and third, in 
those mysterious forms of prayer in vogue before Nineveh the first 
was founded, and whose tremendous importance and vital sacred- 
ncss compel me to allude to no further herein. The first fa& 


sign of her 

celestial nature, and of heaven's mystical favor. She receives both 

and the divine in her demise of affection, — if even by 


force ! 



Affectional Alchemy. 57 


ly of the earth earthy. Worn 

indifferent; horrified 


f rom jt — however degraded — receives a measure of life divine ; for 
low as she may be, but touch the right chord, and she can mother 
heroes, and give gladsome Marys to the world. 

Now here comes in a mooted point : of one unfaithful wife, and 
one unfaithful kusband, which commits the greater sin? — or is it an 
equal grade of offence before God ? To this I reply : In the act, 
right or wrong, man gives of himself, whether good or evil ; and 
woman receives. The malign influence is external with and to him ; 
internal with and to her. It is easy for him to rid himself of the 
bad effects, compared with her ability to do the same ; for the foreign 
influence imparted to, — remains with her, and becomes an inte- 
grant of her very being ; and, as she naturally stands nearer heaven, 
the greater is her fall — far greater than his who is already a great 
deal too near the earth. Hence I hold her sin greatest, just as I 
would tell an angel who had sinned, " Be thy punishment severe," 
but would bid a half imbecile to " Clear out and not bother the 


XXVI. But there is another thought arising right here : It some- 
times, and in this age and country, very frequently, happens, that 
one or both the parties to a marital compact, from a variety of 
causes, some of which I will state, manage to lose this magnetic 
o+fraAi*™ fnwar/1 fViA othpr r»nrtv : nrid ton to one each will at once 



much as ever, but the bridge 
which, resting: on the abutmc 

souls, spans the gulf of eternity. But, although often brok< i, this 

utterly destroyed. The statistics of divorce prove 



after enjoying a brief period of " Freedom," begin to think about it ; 


and were altogether too 

hasty ; that, after all, there's no home like the old one ; no love like 


their eye-teeth, steer clear of former faults, and lead happy lives 




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endeavors to please each other — and that 's just it I for as soon as 
people do that, they cease fretting, scolding, fuming, worrying, com- 
plaining and borrowing trouble ; and therefore cease to waste their 
magnetisms, consequently the honey bubbles up again and life's vine- 
gar leaks out ! Now, owing to these causes, married people are not 
as they should be, — the happiest beings on earth ; far from it ; the 
youths and maidens discount them largely on the general average ; 
and you can almost always tell a married pair wherever you clap 
eyes on them ; for it's heads up ! and a smirk or smile to every one 
else but each other. Not so with unwedded lovers. The former 
lean away from each other, and gaze askant ; the latter lean to each 

ink in delicious draughts of ecstasy from each other's 
the man who accounts for this state of things on the 

other and drink in delicious draughts o: 
eyes. Now the man who accounts for 
hypothesis that the one is passion appeased, the other only antici- 
patory, is a fool, besides being a selfish knave. The true reading is : 

Magnetic exhaustion in one case — magnetic reciprocity in the other. 
What magnetism is I will tell you presently ; suffice it at this stage 
to record its existence, and to note such fads as above adduced. 

I have already, in a previous paragraph of this section, indicated, 
generally, by suggestion, the cure for this state of affairs. Briefly, 
they are to utterly put a stop to all sources of magnetic depletion. 
Keep cool everywhere, under all provocations and circumstances. 
Eat, drink, sleep well, and whatever you* do, make a business of it. 
When you work, with hands or brain, do it with a will ; but don't 
work all the time. When the day's labor is done, forget all about 
it, and devote at least two hours of the evening to social chat, talk, 
visiting, or receiving visitors ; walk out ; read, listen to music, and 
persistently have your two, or even one hour a day, free from sordid 
strife and worldly care. Hard to do it at first in these grab-all days, 


sleep hard, have a hard time generally through this life, at length 
dying hard, and going to perdition at last," which the sceptical old 
salt said was " particularly derned hard ! " 

l to blow a town 


1 J 

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to flinders; an equal amount of magnetism contains a&ive force 
enough to incarnate a new being, and launch an immortal soul 
upon the limitless sea of eternity ! and yet in five minutes of growl- 
ing, stewing, fretting, anger, or in a wanton's or libertine's arms, 
thrice that amount of imperial life is lost — and it means, also the 
shortening of at least ten good days on earth ! 

course excessive venery is an effective nail in any 


te's coffin : ai 

6> o^wug 

magnetism from the human body 

And this reminds me to say something in reference, not to the fetid 
and unclean subject of conception-preventives, for I hold nearly all 
of them as utter abominations ; but on the culture of the will 


and the use of that will, and it alone, in determining for 
and against excessive progeny ; for a couple had better have three 
really fine children, than thirty half-formed and delicate ones. 

Excessive connubial pleasures invariably produce dyspepsia, not 
only of the body, but of the mind, intellect and soul ; and when off- 
spring results from such conditions, what wonder that they are 
lacking in all the grand essentials of a genuine and perfect man and 
womanhood. Absolute and prolonged continence is but a less 
evil, though its penalty is inflicted upon the transgressor alone. 
The human will, next to love, is the most powerful attribute of 
immortal mankind. In most people it is splurgy, occasional, 
paroxysmal, and, as a steady power, practically of no account. 


some persons to "will)" and straightway 

up their faces, clenched their teeth, and looked most absurdly and 
amusingly awful — or ridiculous. They strained and fumed as if 
trying to lift a ton. Now will is no such thing, to be exerted in no 
such way. It is simply a quiet power, and requires no muscular or 

but simp 


cultivated by thinking 

'ng only 

after practice 

subjeft besides. Thus one can will 



We can will to close our hands or eyes ; and just so we close or 

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them at pleasure. The Oneida Perfeaionists declare, and with un- 
doubted truth, that any man can, at will, after a little pra&ice, 


man who attempts 



is it with woman? Can s 
I answer, most assuredly. 


know the enormous expulsive power of the uterus ; and that con- 
tradile and expansive power, like that of any other sphin&er, is 

)lv under her will. When she sees fit to keep it closed, no 


other power but her own can defeat her purpose ; and she ought to 
know iv/icn to exert that power ; and there is no necessity to use it, 



lity threatened. In the will she has the only natural agent 
and means, justified of nature and God, of controlling the number of 
her children ; but she is only thus justified, wheh disease, excessive 
maternal weariness, a sickly, disordered, depraved or drunken hus- 
band, or one whom she hates, or is hated by, or insanity, gloom or 
malformation, tell her in thunder tones she ought not to give to the 
world what she cannot give well, and with safety to her own life. 
By simply willing, and without much strain, the os uteri will close, 
and remain thus for days together ; hence all washes and preventives 
can be consigned forever to the bad limbo whence they originated. 

But this is only one of the silent ^energies of the human will. It is 
said, and I believe, that whom a woman blesses or curses when her 
moon is on her, stays cursed or blessed till that same woman 
removes it ; well, if she curses, she hurts herself, hence cannot afford 
to do it ; but she can, and ought to bless, all the time. This will- 
power, once started, grows apace ; and with it, you, O wife of the 
troubled heart ! can powerfully, silently, resistlessly, use it to din 


m you 

would retain and wear, and wean too, from bad habits, and the 
malign influence of those who, claiming to be h'is friends, are 
really your foes, and, by their bad power over him, are pradically 
enemies to both. 

Affect Hon al Alchemy. 61 

Fail you cannot. Nothing 


to quote Poe, be trodden down ; but it will rise again to the life 
recasting. But to its present application. In far-off Oriental 
hnds I was the guest of some Arab brethren, of a. certain mystic tie ; 
and one day, in a boat, we sailed away from Boolak, the port of 
grand Cairo, up the stately and solemn Nile." How far we went, 
whither or what for, matters not ; but then and there I ascertained 

brotherhood, and some 

knew some 


When one of those wiv 

fectly assured that, by reason of illness, age or weakness, she cannot 
safely bear more children without hazarding both lives, she shrinks 
with unutterable horror from what our American women contem- 

At the house of one Mrs. L — ds, in Boston, I 


once heard a "woman," then on the point of marriage, declare she 
never would bear a child ; but would kill them just as if they were 
"so many puppy dogs!" — the worse than female demon! The 
Oriental wife, I repeat, shrinks with superlative loathing from the 
idea of murdering, or conniving at the murder of the fruit of her 
womb, as all true women do, and ever will, knowing she were a 
murderess if she did ; and that she is just as certain to suffer for it 
subsequent to death, as that death itself is sure to come. She 
knows that the nature of the tics that bind her in marriage will, 
time and again, subject her to the chances of maternity. Refuse 
those risks she never dreams of doing, well knowing she would be 
either laughed at, abused or divorced, or even, if not, that such 
denials fail to rrencrate quietude in the tent, or peace in the family. 


meetins: with her husband 

with reference to her periods, so as to avoid distasteful chances ; or, 
if accident prevents that, she merely places the ball of her thumb in 
her mouth, breathes hard upon it, strains and "bears down," and is 
instantly out of danger, for both ovum and zoosperm are forthwith 
expelled by the forceful contradions of the uterine and abdominal 
muscles. In these respe&s the law of God rules in the Arab tent, 
instead of the abortional devils which haunt the boudoirs of civilized 
and Christian mankind. 

62 Affect tonal Alchemy, 

It is indeed ver seldom that an Eastern woman resorts to that 
sinh - method, and then onl when age, disease, or malformations 
render it imperative. On the contrary, offspring are rightly consid- 
ered ! speci 1 blessing from the Supreme God ; hence, the first 
le )n a bride rec ivc from her mother are those that favor 
such a re alt. She is told to wholly, full}-, freely, prayerfully 

ndon her entire faculties and being to the one grand end of 

t» — — ~"~ t> 

woman-life — the sacred mission of the wifely mother. Hence it 
ppens that the Ori ntal wife is always pure ; there are not a hun- 
dred adulteresses or child-killers in all Islam, with its 200,000.000 
votaric There is not as many of those fearful crimes committed 
amor all the Moslems, in ten years, as disgrace Boston, New 
Yorl or Philadelphia ever}- month we live. The Oriental wife, 
with all her glowing soul, 1 ills — save in very rare instances — to be 

should ; and becomes so. There are rare cases 


in which 

imperilling her life, undergo the 

■ & 

ordeal of maternity, and then, and then only, the timely exercise of 
the will alone forestalls death, prevents crime, and obviates all 

s ring 


law. It is a force also, capable, as all 

magnetic, and subject 

viiow, of 

man souls and bodies. But 

the question ! Tell us that ! I 

some mysterious way, are not only both alike 

1 to form the thing called man, but they ad 

diredly, fully or partially, and yet are not of 

albeit they aft and read upon each other in myriad 

wa; . a fad which every one's experience demons* 

cavil. One thing is absol 



and that the 


cerebrum, cerebellum and 

th, corpus callosun,, there in "^ P ° mt ' " ^^ "* 8r0Und 

> mere is, m death, a nervous and spheral waste : 

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brilliant sun varying in size from that of a large pe 

rfecth gorgeous sun-shinn 


and this is the soul — the bcin 

par excellence, the tremendous human mystery. It has a double 


ty. For its hither 

use it fashions material eyes ; for its thither use ever} on of a 
myriad rays darting from it is an eye whose powers laugh Ros "s 
Telescope to scorn ! But there arises a fog from the body which 
mainly so envelops this central point that the eyes are veiled ; 
sometimes in magnetic or other sleep the clouds shift, and then one 
or more eyes glance over infinite fields, and momentarily glimpse 
the actualities of space, time, possibility and eternity. [Were I. at 
this point to reveal what I know of soul, its destiny, nature, md the 
realities of the ultimate spaces, this world would stand agape ! but I 
resist the temptation, and go on with this book.] 

This central ball draws its supplies from space, air, ether, and 
being mystic and divine, directly from the Lord of the unh 
the Imperial Mystery, — Infinite and Eternal God. [About 
mystery the Savans are as greatly at fault as they are concern: 
facls of growth.] It breathes ; has its tides, its diastole, t 
flux and ebbs : and, beir 


through opaque 


the senses tell it ; from which results mistakes, confusion, misap- 
prehensions, crime, and whatever else of evil betides its fortunes 


The breath of the body is atmospheric air, which air is more or 
less penetrated with the ether of space, the breath of God, and the 
magnetism of the heavens surrounding the entire material universe. 

On these it subsists ; and when it means a thing it discharges a 
portion of its own sphere, its divine nerval life toward the object of 
its desire and attention ; and the vehicle is magnetism, and mag- 
netism is that specific vif or fluid life manufactured by the sc ual 

apparatus of either gender, as said before. The thing conveyed by 
it is the purpose of a soul ; the result, a certain yielding of any other 

64 Affertional Alchemy 


g can withstand the absolute 

waked-up human soul. Illustration : 



convert sends its fires all over 
The atmosphere surrounding 

her bulges at the equator of her body— the pelvic region— across the 
hips ; and she draws all males to her then with a very powerful 

%/tcr couvcrtnre, and before 


one else but him; and for all affe&ional purposes thereafter, so far 
as she is concerned, he might as well be dead ; for the sphere flattens 
up when he is near her, and although he may compel her obedience, 
he can never reach her soul. Then comes Hades ; if not openly, 
then assuredly behind the scenes! For there's no more warmth, 
verve, 'dan, or passion in her for him, because he has lost the power 
to evoke them ; and while he may, by right of human law, and her 
sufferance, possess her form, her soul in its secure citadel grimly 
laughs him to scorn, and despises him with perfect undlion, because 
it knows that every time he profanes her he stabs himself to the 
heart; for he outrages her soul, and outrage invites, curses, and 
whomsoever on God's broad earth a Woman curses then and there 
stays accursed, and horror and defeat follows in his footsteps wher- 
ever he may be! What d'ye think of that, my lady? What d'ye 
think of that, my man \ 

But take a woman after couverture, to the point of pregnancy ; 
no sooner is the monad, seed or germ lodged within the sacred and 
most transcendently holy and mystical chamber of the womb, and 
the filamental door has closed the aperture thereof, shutting out and 
in its treasure, and from all eves concealing the divine workshop of 

;oul withdraws its attentions from the woi 
begins to concentrate it and its ma^neti 



the man no less, but the unborn baby more. Why ? Because, up 

man : but now a new 

depends almost wholly upon IT. She must sea 
particles of her blood, brain, food, drink, air, ligl 


Affeclional Alchemy. 

bone lymph* cartilage, carbon, and a million chemicals wherewith 
to build up a new body, from original materials, wherein this new 
soul is to dwell for a time and times and half a time, — if the abor- 
tionists, quacks, and fashions don't kill it. The soul sends lime, 
iron silver, gold, calcium, nearly all the earths and salts to make the 
body stout and strong. Then she stores up fire in the body, — phos- 
phor _ manufactures canals, pumps, reservoirs, telescopes, drums, 
cylinders, flutes, columns, domes, cellars, chemical laboratories, and 
mechanical contrivances of the most marvellous kind. After which 
she goes aloft and brings down fire from heaven, metaphysical 
flame, and lodges angels all over the little mansion ; music here, 
science there, mathematics and memory, ambition, hope, joy, sorrow, 

love and aspiration. After which she takes a lower flight, and calls 

up tempters from the deeps of being to offset the angels, among 
whom arc avarice, anger, lying, robbery, lust, and a fearful host 


do so alone; must toil, and sweat, and tread upon and over red-hot 
sands ; wade through a million hells on its own feet ; fight its way 
with its own strong hand, alone ; while God looks on and smiles, he 
knowing that the goal is sweet, though the road be bitter, and that 

victory may be won at last. 
Now, what time has a woman got for the frivolities of love when 

she is doinir so grand a work as that? 

, « v & 

Well, is it any wonder her love changes from her uterus to her 

bosom ? Not 

will not, see all this, but think and insist that she who was so then 
shall be so now, when in fa& a whole universe rolls between the two 
states. She is queer, short, snappish, soft, cranky then, and no 
wonder, for she has an undoubt. 1 right to raise the very Satan then 
if she choose and most of them do it, for the simple reason that 
they cant help it I Why? Reader, I have already told you that 
the human being is all nature incarnated. Nature is changeable in 
her moods, sunny, tempestuous, coarse, foul, mean, genial, calm, 
blusters ; and all these things and states she is forced to incarnate m 
the soul, spirit, and body of the new pilgrim about starting on its 

6 6 Affect tonal Alchemy. 

land of paradise, the 

splendid city of the Ineffable God. 

XXX. I have said that, - pregnant states aside, and even to a 

cn-ee then, for the mother is aided in all her my 



and not fly at her in fury 




projeded upon, and made to effedively operate on, almost any 


human being. There are those that a given per- 

\ magnetic effluence will no more touch than water will a duck's 

In such hard cases the 


succeed, owing to organic differences of constitution ; and second, 
if it could it would be effort thrown away. But the same power 
and force can be dire&ed upon ourselves by ourselves, either upon 
an afflided member of the body,— from brain to heel,— or upon the 
internal viscera, as in cases of dyspepsia, liver trouble, kidney diffi- 
culty, heart disease, cancer of stomach ; above all, the pelvic viscera 
of either gender when disordered, as most are ; gravid uterus, ulcer- 
ated, originating frequently in lacerated, vagina ; ovarian disease, 
vulvular congestions ; inflamed prostate, or febrile testes and 
vaginitis, — all these are reachable by the force named, exerted in 
the manner specified in a preceding section, but which are worth 
repetition. Dire6l the attention toward the cause of anxiety, — a 



wish, wi 

few trials wi 



genuine cure far off. It is a scientific application of the 
power over her babe, exerted on a wider scale. 

XXXI. But what's the use of anything unless used and enjoyed? 
There are thousands of married couples living in a very bad and 
unhappy state, simply because they won't fairly try for any other ; 
and so magnetic will-force is of no account, whatever, as a force for 
se. It must be exerted to be available. Then, and not till then, it, 

Affectio7ial Alcliemy. 67 

most powerful instrumental! 


ties on earth. Witness the many undoubted cures of disease effe&ed 
by those who go about laying on of hands ; for although some of 
them are charlatans, yet others are not, in proof of »•«-«—- 
the results following their pra&ice. But wives and husbands 
ne^lecT: this matter, and suffer in consequence. People find one 
another growing cool — from causes already set forth herein, — and 
instead of checking that coolness, by trying to, they fly off at a tan- 
o-ent, set up a domestic growlery, create innumerable excuses for a 
fuss ; grow sullen, morose ; and contrive, by every earthly means, to 
render matters ten times worse than ever; when a timely and per- 
sistent resort to the aid of the great magnetic law would speedily 
corredt all the trouble, which, in married life, nine times in ten, 
originates either in outside or inside magnetic exhaustion ; or in 
domestic passional satiety, and excessive nervous waste, which 

creates disgust on one side, 


fire of discontent beween the two. Now this, to some, may be an 
unpalatable truth, yet true nevertheless. And here, as well as 
anywhere else, let me say further, that a fair share of obedience 
to the supreme law of cleanliness, sunshine and ventilation, will go a 
great way toward preventing magnetic exhaustion, and put a 
stop to that same satiety and disgust, with all their attendant 
and overcrowning horripilances. Some people bathe too often, and 
I have seen those whom I did not believe had bathed five times in 
sixty years. 


vinegar; and place her will steadily, strongly, persistently, upon 
him, at the same time sending forth her woman's love, sympathy, 



resist it I His love will 

work this mag 

ence. Let her remember this, for it is the grand true secret of 
fascination — was learned from the birds, and has worked miracles 
in human life. The same principle obtains among unwedded 
lovers I 


to her ~N 

dress, manner ; smiles instead of frowns ; sugar, not salt ; honey, not 


68 Affedional Alchemy. 

When wives dress up and put their best foot forward to please 
their own households, as they do for outsiders ; when the husband 
dons his best coat and pantaloons, boots and hat, cane and gloves as 
often and readily, to walk out with his own wife, as — when away 
he does to do the same for somebody else's, the world will be a good 

deal better oft' than it is to-day. 

Men's lives will be happy and pleasant when they learn : i st. 

woman is a woman 

man. 2d. That 


wives appreciate forbearance. 3d. That occasionally a v 
organization becomes so deranged that she needs sympathy, love, 
tenderness and great patience on his part, for she cannot help her 


thrown upon the water 

of love ere many days. 4th. A wife is a truer friend, even if homely, 
than the most beautiful outsider that ever lived. 5th. Take your 
wife into vonr counsels : the nlace of amusement : walk, talk, and be 

with her. Attentions pay large interest. 6th. Nev 


them on her ; and 7th, and 

Study your wi 

twain are one flesh. No matter what mother 

in-law, or any relation, may say or do. Remember that ye are one, 
and " For this cause shall a man leave father and mother and cleave 
(only) to his wife," if she really be such in soul and spirit, as well 
as in law, gospel, and appearances. 

Any mother, can, if she will, produce offspring that shall be 
superior to either parent, by avoiding all disagreeables of whatever 
kind or nature. By believing she shall and will produce a superior 
specimen of the race, and by firmly resisting discontent, anger, jeal- 
ousy, hatred, and all evil — dwelling only on that which is true, 
beautiful and good. 

Women suffering from affecftional perversions, resulting in the 

trains of evils known as " female complaints," have a positive 
means of rejuvenation in the will, in the cultivation of the purer 
attributes of their nature ; observance of the law of soap and water, 
and a firm determination to be no longer slaves to drues, aneer, sel- 
fishness, the dodors, envy, or anything else calculated to unbalance 

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them. Thus mentally they can heal themselves, become 1 Ul 

an" _ 


We now pass to the consideration of one of the most sti nge and 
aberant phases of love — if love be not a misnomer as applied to it 




XXXII. If it was possible forme to look upon this broad world 
and broader universe with the jaundiced eves of some zealot, full of 
bile, gloom, bitterness and bigotry; if I were capable of 1 lievin 


that God is not all good ; it 1 could imagine a yawning gul and it 
peopled with tortured souls, whose agonizing shrieks for sudden 
d ith were answered back by the exultant shouts of jubilant 1 ?nds, 
with a King Devil at their head, — which I can't — but if I c uld, 
then would I believe that from that///, clean back of the shadow of 

came trooping forth a score of superlatively horrible goni 



torment mankind, among which, one, always clad in rays of li lit 
yet sweltering with venom at its heart, Stands among the foremost 
I mean that awful thing for which in English there is no name, but 
which ever and always assumes the garb and mien and office of the 
bright, heaven-born angel, LOVE. In other of my books I have 
named this pestilent thing Vamp yr ism. 

Now the name is familiar to everybody, because, in the first place 
it pertains to a monstrous leech which inhabits tropical waters 
fastens on to whatever has sentient life, and never lets go until the 
last drop of blood is sucked out, and the vi6tim topples into the arm 
of death. Secondly, the same name is applied to a huge bat inhab- 
iting dark caverns in Oriental and other lands, darkness and gloom 
being its natural habitat ; and when man or beasts travelling along 
that way chance to fall asleep, this bat of Hades stealthily ap- 
proaches, and gently, soothingly, flaps its huge wings, croning and 
droning its wierd sing-song the while ; thus fanning its victims, until 
a deep, comatic sleep falls upon them, so hard and strong, that t \ 
stir is made while the bat opens a vein, and drinks its fill of living 

When the awaking comes, the eyes open in another world than 
this, for mankind, never at all for beasts. The name in the third use 

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is attached to certain peculiar, fantastic beings, — half human, half 
demon, of Oriental and German story. These beings emerge from 
deep darkness in the middle of the night ; open new-made graves, 
take out the bodies therein, eat the flesh, and then, the horrid ban- 

whence they came 


h the dreadful repast. But it sometimes happens — so goes the 
legend — that no new-made graves offer their temptations, and still 
the ghouls must live ; wherefore they gain access to houses and drain 
the veins of whomsoever they possibly can. These harpies are, 


im five feet or a fathom 


possible, at a cross-roads ; for if you neglect to do this, and the vam- 
pyre's body remains above ground, just as soon, and as surely as 
the moon's beams shine upon it, just so surely will its life return 
and it go scot free to continue its ravages through successive lives 
and deaths. All these horrid" things, whether creative of nature in 
some of her dark moods, or whether some of them are the offspring 
of perverted imagination, the reality, if of life or of legend, alike are 
all bad enough, and we turn from the bare contemplation of each 
with a shudder, begotten of horror on the body of disgust ; and yet, 
fearful as they are, not one of them, or all combined, can equal the 
horrible reality — the absolutely unmistakable genuine, living human 


down our streets, and in and 

before us, clad in fine raiment ; faces decked with 


trust, and fatten on the lives of us and ours — for where of the male 
gender their sole aim is to gratify their own infernal morbidity of 
passion at anybody's expense whatever ; and the wives and daughters 
of our friends become the prey of wretches, for whom no punish- 
ment is too severe ; — doubly-dyed vampires, from whom conscience 

is unknown 

has forever taken its flight, and to whom gratit 

The ghoul originates in such marriages as have no love to cement 


the union. The father is a coarse, selfish, material surface 
without tenderness, afledion,— anything wholly human; and his 

Affectional Alchemy, 71 


the opposite, and 

from the altar to the grave never realizes the least love ; — nothing 

but selfish passion, — is a woman 

he cannot get, — true love ; and the consequence is that her child 

with yearnings never to be gratified ; love-hungry 



! Now 

who are full of love, they cling to such with 


of death itself, until they sap out the full soul, and fill their empty 

What care they even though desolation, despair and death 
follow in their footsteps, and all their tracks are blood spots from 
hearts that they have broken ? For so long as these leeches get their 
fill no matter what evil betides those upon whom they feed, — and 
whom they ruin. These ghouls have no principle, declare love with 
like fervor to every one they meet ; and having ruined them, blasted 
their happiness, destroyed their peace of mind, shipwrecked fami- 
lies, violated daughters, debauched honest men's wives, they brag 
of it, and send fiery clouds of remorse and shame, to crown the 
victims of their rapacity, and coarsely brutal lust. Their crime is 
fiendish. I conclude this section by briefly recapitulating the res 
gestce of it, which may be thus summarized : 

Many people of both sexes often experience a terrible attraction 
toward another, that resembles, but is not, love. On the contrary, it 
is a fearful, monstrous passion, and they almost vainly struggle to 
escape it. Such persons are vampyrized ; and a vampyre is a 
person born love-hungry, who have none themselves, who are 
empty of it, but who fascinate and literally suck others dry who do 
have love in their natures. Dcteft it thus : the vampyre is selfish, 
is never content but in handling, fondling its objea, which process 
leaves the vidim utterly exhausted, and they don't know why. 
Break off at once. Baffle it by steady refusal ; allow not even 
hands to touch, and remember that the vampyre seeks to prolong his 
or her own existence, life and pleasure, at the expense of your own. 
Women when thus assailed should treat the assailant with perfect 
coldness and horror. Thus they can baffle 1 
which is more common than people even susped ; in fad, an every 

72 Affectional Alchemy. 

day affair. Many a man and wife have parted, many still live 
unhappily together, some aware, but .many unconscious, that the 
frime cause of all their bickerings and discontent is vampyrism on 
the part of one or the other. It causes fretfulness, moodiness, 
irritability; a feeling of repugnance arises toward the one who 


of that tender affection which should ever grow more and more 
endearing between those who have given themselves to each other. 
This dislike becomes in many cases so strong that the parties cannot 
endure each other's presence ; and separation becomes inevitable, 
neither, perhaps, conscious of the true cause. This is sometimes 
owing to an inferior development of amativeness, sometimes to 
debility, lack of vitality, the consequence of a feeble or shattered 
nervous system ; and in either case the cure is to be found in less 
frequent contact, separate rooms, health, and mutual endeavor to 
correct the fault. 
XXXIII. What vast hosts, what tremendous thrones of what are 

called husbands, and notoriously what almost infinite numbers of 
married women find home a real hell on a small scale instead, and 
all for want of mutuality, domesticity, sympathy, and, above all, 
reciprocity, that is the impartation and reception each by, to, and 
from the other, of the mysterious thing known as magnetism ! And 
many such there be, who, realizing nothing but the worst kind of 
blanks in their lottery of life, actually long for death, or anything 
else, to mitigate or change the current horror of their lives. People, 
too, make great mistakes about this self-same mystic magnetism. 
They imagine it to be either all physical, or all mental, when, in 


emanation, is the absolute 

between soul and body, matter and m 

mately, between man and the Deity. Thus in a few lines is solved a 
mystery which has puzzled the world for centuries, — that of the 
subtle something which was, and is, the conneding link between 

magnetism or effluence of soul, arising in, and 


forth from, the persons of either sex, who are, by 


endowed with large, open 

phcre is deeply charged with mind, love" and all else that distill 

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guishes noble from ignoble souls. Nor does this magnetism 




among those who are materially 
man or woman of this sort, if tl 


parent offspring every way perfect, and, physically speaking, better 
than themselves. There is but little danger of such persons going 

to the bad, because all their natural tendencies are upward and 
advancive, not retrogressive, barbaric, or descensive ; for their soul- 
magnetism charges their physical, and it is full of life, energy, emo- 
tion and goodness ; hence, whoever comes within the area of its 
action is benefited, not injured ; and this is an imperative, universal 


XXXIV. But there is another, and to 

magnetism than this. And I may here remark that it is a generally 
conceded fact that illegitimate children are nearly always smartest, 
as compared with the fruits of honest marriage ; but are they the 
best? Doubted, as a general thing. They are smarter, fuller of 
nerve, dash, elan, because struck into being at passion's highest 
tide ; but their moral natures and principles are almost universally, 
wofully deficient ; and of all the famous bastards of history not one 
was ever noted for goodness! True, they all have a very large 
measure of personal magnetism, and mental force : but let it never 

be forgotten that goodness alone is absolute power 


show than the more volatile and estimably gifted son of earth; 
wherefore, he who would beget the noblest sons and daughters must 
do so under the dominance of a calm and steady love, within the 
pales of those barriers which society has erected to protect itself 
from barbaric savage principles and peoples, individual as well 
as aggregative. 

XXXV. There is another sort of magnetism, rich, full, voluptu- 
ous, Websterian, which originates in body, not in soul ; and it flows 
in copious streams from the persons of such as have it, suffusing 
everything and everybody with its warm and vivifying power. It is 
charged with passion, enthusiasm, volcanic fire ; and while it warms 

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others is very apt to bun It >mea ot' full vein . large 

x I digestion, Si id D t\ 1 1 1 s of habi ftp] im \ 

lalwavsmore or less wins inllu u and n irk< I di Unction 

for its po ssor. Aaron Burrwatagood mple f h nal 
clun cler, ai 1 pov N »w mar thi ghoul win id ruin 

pel vacuum ; and 

femal utt illy 


their wings s re' 1 

like any miller at a candli becau the empty | rgon di upon 

their fulness. Tin think to find recipi ition, but attain utt r 
exhaust! n and ruin inst< ah On the other hand, the ph\ ically 
magnetic man suffuses the bodii id I of his vi with his 

own D ignetic fulness; the woman, oi man, as th II may be, is 
drawn to him or her, and while he or sh is thcr o 1 i up the 
incc mt play of aromal force , both Bl 1 pj | but when th rt- 
ing time comes, and the lesser person no longer h s th full ne to 
draw, drain, or I id upon mi ctieallv, then heart-aclu md 

ciath l pan s follow upon one side, and, generally . a ma ic at 

indifference and d n't- ire-much- out-it-iu s on the other. 

People with debts of gratitude to pay name town counti. lal s, 

rivers, ships, inns, horses, and boats after th ir bencfa tors nd 
friends. I nc\ r e a&lv f >w piece, nt , ct ha\ littl hill t 
pay, and do it by christening a hitherto name! >s c imc. I allude to 


horrible one committed by 

1. The Dentonite, — for 

is the name I give the awful sin — i soulless, and altogcthci id of 
human feeling; I i m he is not immortal any more than a m 1 

cur-dog is, and his I of soul impels him to si .. to BUppl the 

dreadful want from young girls, whom he will remoi ly violate and 

ruin, even if cool deliberate knit; butchery ids him in his fiendish 

V crime — as is often the case; and terribl . awful 

ends the dreadful tr dy. I can conceive no % 



more befitting 


human b 

2 and irr 

tible conclusion that Force is of 1 *h 

nerves, and muscular organization mainly; and that n d Tower 

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lies in the soul alone. Now, by the term power I do not mean, as 
some have misunderstood me in the past to mean, the mere genital 
powers common alike to man and brutes ; but I do mean that irresist- 
ible energy latent in all souls, and developed but in an exceedingly 

few. I hold that no p 

comes to man throug 


the Baconian adage, " Knowledge is power," is not wholly, but only 
partially true ; for I here repeat, Goodness alone is power, and 




lute nature ; wherefore, I lay it down as an axiom, that power can 
only come to, and be developed zVz, the soul through Love ; not 
passion or lust, look you, but Love ; the underlying, primal Jirc-life 
of the immaterial soul ; the invisible being 1 that constitutes us man 



the unimaginable Lord God of the Infinite Universe, that most 
mystical Heat which fuses all things, subtends all existence, and 
which is the formative floor of the worlds now rolling in silent 


God ! Now 

deeper, inner love is the beginning of the road which leads the soul 
into, and invests it with, real power in the loftier degrees ; for Love, 
I maintain, lieth at the foundation. And it is the very synonym of 
life and strength, and lordly will, and clingingness, and truth, and 
real development ; wherefore, I lay it down as another immutable 
truth that the true-love conjugation of man and wife is the loftiest 
and most sacred prayer to, and imitation of, God, possible to any 
creature in the whole vast realm of matter and mind, spirit and 
thought. Thus, in proof: how often it happens that a loving 
couple continually grow more youthful in soul, fruitful in happiness, 
and joyous in habitude, instead of servile, decrepit, warped and pre- 
maturely wrinkled, as in the cases of those to whom the wondrous 
realities of love are as thrice-sealed books! Why? Because they 
who thus truly love, in their sacred, spiritual passion, strike out this 
divine spark; partake of that celestial fire; replenish themselves 

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with the quintessence of life itself; grow better, and spiritually 

morally wealthy, calm 

attuned to this upper music ; pass the brutal lands untouched ; walk 
unharmed amidst moral malarias, and draw down to their souls, as 
copper-rods the lightning, the divine fervor and fire of the aerial 
spaces, the far-off heavens, and become baptized of the Holy Spirit, 
and earthly proteges of the supreme Lord of Glory, — our God. 

Now once in a while couples do love each other, and from the 
produd of such unions, what few civilized people there are take their 
rise and departure ; and thus the world is saved by God's fiat, just as 

good, was declared sufficient 

overthrow of Sodom. 


by, what are now exceptional cases will become the universal rule, 
and then farewell human Boyhood, and welcome glorious Manhood. 
Couples not loving each other are mutually exhaustive, and, as a 
consequence, fret and fume, worry the life out of one another, and 
wear their very souls threadbare and to shreds, so that here on earth 
they amount to but little, and after death enter the ethereal 
realms in a state of immortal leanness, wizzenness, scranniness, 
requiring, perhaps, ages of time, or, at least, a long lapse of years, 

they can ever reach a condition of soul-fatness, or celestial 
plumptitude. We can gain much by truly loving ! 

XXXVII. Light is the shadow of God ! Deity is never to be 
seen, for He ever recedes from telescopic or visual scrutiny, 
is always to be felt ; and whosoever feels for God is sure I 


But He 

when we feel for him, he invariably comes 


utable Being 

dwells within the Everlasting Shadow,— behind the Everlasting 
Flame ; for He is the Eternal Fire ! and the quintessence of All 
Heat ; not the heat of combustion, but its opposites, like unto that 
which is evolved from within our souls when we truly Love. 
Men gazing upon solar light have been struck dumb with the tre- 
mendous conception that God was concentrated Lfeht, and that to 
find him they must rush into the 

brilliance of all the focal spaces! But they erre7"7hV7mazin^ 


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•.ories thej beheld and conceived, and which they confounded with 

view in the penetralia of mystery ! Man, not God, is concentrated, 


focalized fire, 

Fluid ; and everything, especially the human soul, is a form of that 
fire. But man, as we know him here, is not the only self-conscious- 
ness in being ; nor is this the best or worst of worlds. There are 
and the ^Erial spaces abound with, multiform intelligences, having 
their conscious origin in Ethereal realms, as we have ours in matter! 
But as the divine Fire is the base of all alike ; and as love and inter- 
f, ion is the destiny of all, it follows that there is one common point 
where the sub-human, human, and ultra-human can contad each 
other and meet ; and this point is that of interblendimr. for that n™ 


thing common 

It follows again that the higher the motives urging us when that 
universal duty is accomplished, the more powerful is the prayer it 
really is ; the higher it reaches ; the more it brings us en rapport 
with the blessed ones of the purer ^Eth, and the greater rain nf 
goodness, power, health, life, mystic enjoyment, and all noss 



good it calls down upon our heads to saturate our souls, 
are grades of these ultra-human orders, towering away from our 
place and position in the eternal scale, in series vast, inconceivable, 
of Orders, Societies, Grades, Hierarchies, to an unimaginable 
Eterne ; and other series descending to an equally unimaginable deep 
of the opposites of what we call goodness ; and these, too, meet us 
on one common ground as the others ; and can and do, when wc 
pve lust the rein, instead of love, ascend from the depths to us, and 

) ills and evils. The White Magic, which I 
ncre reveal, teaches how to rapport the good. The Black Magic of 
Africa and America (Voudooism) rapports us with the denizens of 
hell ; and crime and wretchedness as surely flow out from the one 
affiliation, as the good flows forth from the other. I have made this 
revelation here, because it will do good, and afford a new field for 
ne explorations of such as are interested in solving the tremendous 
Problem of evil, its nature and origin. 


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and elsewhere 

[in " Soul the Soul-world, and Homes of the Dead ; " a reprint and 
enlargement of the original volume " Dealings with the Dead"] 
that the seat of human consciousness is in the brain, — that it is a 
polar world or globe of white diamondesque fire in the human head. 
It is subjecl: to two states, a positive and negative, masculine or 
electric ; and a feminine, magnetic, or womanesque state. In its 
intellectual or male mood, it thunders forth its edicts from its throne 
in the brain, the central point of the head. But in its most awe- 
inspiring, creative and mystic moods, its fiats are given forth from 
another seat within the body. The brain is its throne of Force; the 
pelvis its seat of power ! In sleep, especially that which is health- 
ful, therefore dreamless, the soul sends a fibril of fire — an incan- 
descent railway, from the corpus calossum to the medulla oblongata, 
down the spinal marrow to right back of the stomach ; to the solar 

the great storehouse where the servants of the body bring 
all the treasures they have gathered during the wakeful day, from 



lungs, liver, testes, arteries; and there the soul charges the fine 
aroma with its own life, and sends them back to become parts and 
portions of the living being ; it imparts life-fire to every seftion of 
the human frame. After this the soul sometimes sends a filamental 

d out into the air, above the earth, and on that ladder 


mounts the azure, and scans and contemplates distant scenes, and 
occasionally unfathomable mystery itself! Hence all dreams, could 
we translate them, have a fixed and determinate meaning. 

But there is a farther revelation to be made right here. If human 
interhlending occurs while weary, half asleep, vexed, anxious, 


money, or in an excited 

which case the child is sure 

ngs are likely to occur, i.e., pregnancy, — in 

here and stay here, d 

and go to the other world, and remain there, for centuries perhap., 
half asleep, vexed, anxious, distrustful, suspicious, and mentally or 
otherwise excited all the livelong years ; for although the woman 

builds up the child, the father invariably imparts the bias, be- 

Affectional Alchemy, 70 

In the beginning of the marriage every fibre of his 
body sends a spiritual — material portion of itself to the left half of 
the prostate gland, and his spiritual, emotional, soul and mind send 
corresponding portions of t/iemsclvcs to the right half of the pros- 
tate, and at the exact instant that these all meet at that point, the 


asmodically contract, and the pr 


mortal being is thus charged with a joyous load of heaven, or a 
grievous burden of intolerable horrors. But impregnation may not 
occur ; yet {he fluids thus charged, and discharged, are absorbed in 
great measure by the innumerable mouths and duds of the vaginal 
parietes, and she absorbs his physical, mental and moral poisons as 

d was freighted down with syphilitic 
away and cankers her flesh ; while 

corrodes her soul ! 

proverbially, in these matter 


a degree, that fear paralyzes their passional nature ; and on their 
side there is, and can be, no response ; finding which to be the case, 
the average husband grows crisp and cranky, offish, petulant, down- 
right angry ; all of which she feels, and discord and misery reign 
beneath that roof. 

Well ? Reply : By an effort of the will the male can prevent the / /** 
prostatic flow ; and, secondly, the wife by becoming mentally positive 
at the crisis, and willing that she ought not, must not, will not 
conceive, cannot; or that she will not absorb that which will impair 
her mental or physical health — cannot so absorb it. Hence she is 
safe, whenever she wills to be ! 

XL. Power, true power, can only descend from heaven to true 
loving souls, because power is feminine, and woman represents it, 
albeit she is practically ignorant of the fact ; and a man has yet to 
learn that the seeds of power descend either through the feminine 
channels of his soul, or to him through woman. All great men 
have been made so through women, either by their mothers, or 
by some woman whose love made her will and wish him to be 
good, great and happy, during the sacred prayer of holy, loving 

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wifehood. I have already alluded to the ability of a woman to 
utterly ruin any man her soul loathes and hates, under precisely the 
same circumstances ; for it lies within her power to make or mjtr the 

best man living. 


and with results magnificent in the one case, and insufferably poig- 

nant in the other. 



a gentle, constant and invigorant flame. But carelessness and igno- 
rance on the part of many millions of wives, in some sense, make 
them responsible for thei 

r own miser 


the diseases, disasters and ailments, mental, moral, physical and 



ate, careless, indifferent or mean. 

In declaring these new and weighty truths I victoriously plant the 
white banner over the frowning ramparts of the social world. 

Why ? How ? Attend : 

XLI. Because almost everywhere in this broad land 



is that head, while the wife is but an appendage, and by no means 
either partner or equal ; and, so long as such is the case, things will 
not grow better, because happiness is what every one seeks for, and 
if not found at the fireside at home will be searched for elsewhere. 
Now I want to stop all that by showing the law underlying human 
weal as it has never been shown before on earth. The system of 
marriage should be one of absolute equality and partnership between 
couples. I want to help along that system ; for the ofte now in 
vogue practically drives enormous hosts of people to heaven across 
lots, over steep-down gulfs of social and domestic horror. I am 
teaching all to avoid such. On the marriage Question, as mainly 



horrors of deformity in all parts of the social machine ; but I seek 
to make people purer, nobler, truer, ai 

d draw 


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within them, and which, when a&ive, brings bliss to every beatino- 


XLII. Too many marr 

I wish them to be deeply, continually interested about joy. They 

w how 
bearing life's crosses; abiding with 

them how to mal 



that is, to cure their 

>rst of them are gen 
magic of Love, will 


very uncommon 




XLIII. I have said, and it is true, that the other, the feminine, 
magnetic, and, therefore, superior pole, or polar dwelling, of the 


respectively ; whence it follows that in all nuptial unions, where true 
love reigns and rules, governs and controls, the entire beings of each 
party, the entire soul of each officiates at the banquet, and the cele- 
bration ; wherefore, both the positive and negative powers and forces 
of each party assist at the— in the— incarnation of the new soul, if 
a new soul is then and there called into outer being, to run the gaunt- 
let of time in its race to the fields of eternity ; and all such genera- 
tion is holy ; and, it being a genuine marriage, none but truly 
human children are called into the world. 

But where no love inspires the parents, only one of the two grand 
forces of their souls officiate either in, or at, the generation of their 
mutual offspring ; and such children are death-sure to be deficient in 
some quality, and to pay through lives more or less angular, limited, 
and bitter, for the sins of their parents, and their profanation of the 
holiest of all human sanaities, and violation of the grandest and 
deepest law of the human world — that of Love; from such condi- 
tions it happens that the lands are teeming with half-men, half- 
Women, and abound in human weaklings. " Illegitimates " are 

. & o. *„v. 6 

82 Affectional Alchemy. 

because at least some tolerable measure 
Passion, obtained when they were cal 

into earthly existence. 

Apply the principle herein laid.down, and it is not hard to see the 
reason why inferior-^a/^, but strongly loving and loved women, 
become mothers of mental-moral millionaires, while brainy mothers 
give us children born to intellectual penury. Men with compara- 
tively small cerebral capital and calibre, but whose love-nature is 
large, full, open, generous, almost invariably become fathers to their 
mental superiors ; while per contra we all know that great talent, 
and actual genius seldom produces anything higher than a very low 
grade of mediocrity. Their children are notoriously below par 
and PA also. These truths may be new and novel, as are many of 
those to follow herein, but they are assuredly destined and com- 
missioned to revolutionize the world of thought on these subjects, 

nevertheless and notwithstanding. 

XLIV. The negative or brain pole of the soul, so to speak, is 

Thoughtful. Its mission is to scan, search, explore, investigate, reason, 

understand, know. It is en rapport more or less perfectly, with the 

intellectual and knowing universe ; that is to say, it is masculine and 

electric. Now an electric man " progresses," stores up, advances 

toward, and captures knowledge, facts, things, ideas and principles ; 

and only give him time, and he will become an encyclopaedia on 

;, for all that's knowable he feels bound to find out. But the 


positive pole or sphere of the soul being feminine or magnetic, is 
in direct contact or rapport with the very soul of being itself; 
the foundation fires of the universe — with all that vast domain 
underlying increase, growth, generation, evolution, emotion, heat, 
expansion, energy, power — the sole and base of being:, the arterial 

blood of God Himself— measureless Love — the primal fire-flow 
of the whole vast realm of universal existence, whence the female is 
nearer God than the male, and God is far more female than its 
opposite ; for it is in him, as in the human, a far less labor to create 
than it is to gestate and bring forth. God struck the universe into 
being by a single fiat of his Imperial Will ; but it took even him 
billions of centuries to gestate and bring forth man ; just as a man 

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occupies one second of time only, to plant a monad in the uterine 
soil but it takes woman forty odd weeks to prepare it for its uses on 
the earth; or it takes man one second to begin a work, which 
occupies all the energies of woman's soul and body about / cnty-six 
m Mion seconds to complete what he began! Hence one good 


miide them heavenwar 

verse, bears the same ratio to his worthlessness, as a general rule ; 
and right here I desire to impress upon my readers, not only the 
tremendous value and importance of any human soul, and the awful 
consequences of destroying human life at any stage ; but to enforce 
upon them the absolute necessity of marriage and parentage, — for 
every child, no matter how imperfedl, is eventually a positive gain 
to the universe ; and every female who goes to the grave childless ; 
every man who fails in his duty to himself, God and nature, and 
dies without prolonging his human line, commits a grave offence, 
so grave as not to be easily forgiven. 

Thus it is readily seen that through Love man seizes direftly on 
all that is, and is in a&ual contadl and rapport with all and singular 
every being that feels and Loves within the confines of the habi- 
table universe. But any amount of brain or learning he may have 
affiliates him to a very few at most, because all sentient creatures 
love mAfeel, while comparatively few can think and know. Love 
forever against the world ! The positive throne or seat of the 
soul, in the male, is in, near, and about, the prostatic gland, with 
three radii extending to the connected viscera, whence it happens 
that emasculation injures the very soul itself. 

In the female, the major force of the soul resides in the uterus, 
with three radii extending to the right and left ovaria and the con- 
nected viscera, whence it happens that illness or injuries there have 
the most baleful, injurious and debilitating effect upon every portion 
and department of her being and nature. We often hear the phrase 
"A fine specimen of a woman!" "A magnificent woman ! " but 
such terms are never applied to any mere bundle of brains, but 
always of those of Cne physical presence, geniality of demeanor, and 
magnetic fulness, indicating Love within the soul, whether it be well 

8 Affectional Alchemy. 

and highly cultured or not. Now it is possible for a man to grow 
fat who is lean, or lean who is fat, by pursuing steadily Bantmgism 
-\ believe they call it -or its opposite, as the case may demand; 
and I in** that a lean soul can also grow fat, and non-magnetic 
people reverse their states. The mode I have already herem 
pointed out, hence need not again recur to. 

XLV Do not forget that herein and elsewhere I have declared 
the great truth that true manhood and womanhood are more or less 
en rapport with one or more of the upper hierarchies of Intelligent 
Potentialities, earth-born and not earth-born. I believe there are 
means whereby a person may become associated with, and receive 
instruction from, them. More than that, I believe in what I may 


wear them, and that they emit a peculiar light, discernible across 
the gulfs of space by those intelligent powers, just as we discern a 
diamond across a play-house ; that such are signals to the beholders ; 
and that they will, and do, cross the chasmal steeps to save, succor, 
and assist the wearers, just as a good brother here flies to the relief 
of him who shall give the grand hailing-signs of distress. This is 


stery of the wi 

aid to man, for it is a divine Energos, white, pure magic, the 
miracle-working potentiality wnich cometh only to the free and 
wholly unshackled human soul; while to woman it is the only 
salvation from marital vampyrism, the shield and buckler of her 
power, and the groundwork upon which must be builded the real 
rule of her influence in the world and at home. The reasons -why 
will be readily seen by recurring to the basic propositions of the 
divine science, which declares that God, the soul oft. the universe, is 
positive heat, celestial fire ; that the aura of Deity (God-od) 
is love, the prime element of all power, the external fire-sphere, 
the informing and formative pulse of matter. The deduction is 
crystalline; for it follows that whoso hath most love — whether its 
expression be coarse or fine, cultured or rude — hath, therefore, most 
of God in him or her ; the element of time being competent to the 
perfecting of all refining influences, over the ocean of Death, if not 

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upon the hither 

side. C 
ibleth G( 

power. G 


1 tent energies I claim to here give the true knowledge of, that all 






I hold that Love 
Lire. Paste is not 


thin<* but its own transcendant self; yet normal passion is divine, 
because through it alone God gives true men to the great man- 
wanting world. There can be no such thing as unholy Love; nor 

good badness, nor bad goodness. 

XLVI. Silence is strength, and the silent lip and steady head 
alone are worthy. I do not believe in the, to wc, absurd dogma of 
human equality; it is the demonstrable negation of all human 
reason and experience ; is a hypocritical, cruel, and delusive false- 



always rules, is always a unit in interests, while " democracy" is 
always ruled, and is eternally at war with itself, and clashing about 
its own interests, which interests it perpetually injures and destroys. 
But it is true that some souls are nobler, better, higher, finer, richer, 
riper, rounder, — these seven, — than some other souls, and are 
worth immeasurably more, whether weighed or plumbed in God's 
scales or man's. For some souls are young, green, acid, acrid, 
bitter, imperfect, and non-poised,— these seven,— and such stand for 
aeons of ages gaping, on the highways, at regal souls rushing across 
the deeps toward Achievement; here, there, now, then, up the 

worlds, and down 


who will circumnavigate eternity while the 
"What next?" and, " Did you ever!" 


souls, just created, requiring a thousand or two of ages to get their 
eternal sea-legs on, before being able to steadily walk the decks of 
the eviternal ship of centuries and power, or compete with those 

86 Affect ional Alchemy. 

who, living now, vet have passed their ordeals long before this 
civilization had I ken root in the mouldy soil of ores tl had 
pre. ded it.— Men who make and govern circumstances instead of 
allowing circumstances to govern them. 

XL^ tl. True Passion is but one, and a minor mode, of Lou 
c pre ion ; its offices are triplicate ; and when people undent*] 
that one grand secret, farewell to social, domestic, and all other ills 
and it is this grand secret I have, for long years, been teachir 
somewhat, not folly, in all my books, on both shores of the OO 


that girdle the worldj 

he rts an<: legion are ever the same ; that throng 

can attain unto G iness, and v\ 


drudge, tov, and legal and illegal — , mctl r 

vorse: that woman 


God's fr ill not by 


v dth, or any other ac ident, but bee use she hi h the 

woml —the perfect- 1 laboi ry wherein she fashi neth. ind alone 

completci hat it took God, Nature, and Man, singly 1 i m- 


>rdes ot ui 

g II1C N\ UI 1VI ^ xi 

ways where civili, d man n w v dks. But so infinit ly great an 

.1 many 



nd cultured art, science, religion, and all that renders earth 
table, and that, too, under all sorts of repression and bad 


now to a chance of trying what 




r made sin e the world began and I advance it only ai one 
the ext rnal reas ns I entertain, holding in reserve others as much 

than these, as a chain-cable is superior 



arther hold that there are Ethereal ( pacial) centre 
F6rc< nergy, Goodness, and for and of, every kind, 
and order of knowledge knov I to man, and whereof 

Affectional Alchemy \ $ 

he knows not anything ; and that it is not only f ossicle to reach those 

centres, and obtain those knowledges, but that it is achievable by a 

vast number, who now drone and doze away life, die half rij . and 
wake up, when too late, to find out what fools they have k n, 
necessitating what it is not the present purpose to reveal. In the 
present instance it only remains for the purposes of this Declaration 
of Principles, to draw a brief comparison between my system ami 
the very best that can possibly, truthfully be said of any sin le one 
of all the others now extant anywhere. They are divid 1 into two 
parts, one of which proceeds to totally ignore the body, mortifies the 
flesh, and renders life truly a semi-graveyard operation from birth to 
baptism, from that to death. The other allows the utmost limit to 
lust and license to the elect, and roundly berates all others outside. 
Vide Mormonism, Perfectionism, and Islamism, and contrast them 
with their opposites in belief, as the Shakers. But current systems 
as a general thing, bend all their energies toward the salvation ol 
men's souls, and, in spending time in trying to get souls into h i\ 
lose sight of the bodies, which, practically, may go to th< other 
place, of so little account are they. They believe in crucifying the 
flesh altogether, and generally effect that very thing for the soul. 
They wholly lose sight of a fundamental principle of human nature, 
which is to take delight in doing the very thing it is sternly for- 
bidden to. 

The people of a town might not, if let alone, leave it boundari. 
once in ten years ; but you just make a law that they shall not leave 

will be em 




, You must enter it on tiptoe, without a 
light, go quietly to bed, and at daybreak quit it in the I me m 

Said landlord Boniface, " Traveller, you must go further to pa the 
night, for my house is full, and I have no place to put you." S 
weary traveller, " Don't say so ; don't say no ; poor me ! How can 

I'm so fagged out I can't walk another step. I'll 
put up with anything rather than go on." Says Boniface, * Poor, 
weary man, I pity you, and on one condition you can stay ; ther is 
one room with two beds. The one nearest the door you can p 
in ; the other— at the far corner — is occupied by a lady, who must 

g 8 Affedional Alchemy. 

agree to these concnuoi^ -"I do;" and he was shown 

But, by and by, there was a 

Di*n traveller lifted 

the door, and again stridly cautioned. 

weary, wayw 
is voice went 

ing stairs, and his body, with 


second after his voice. " 


matter?" asked Boniface. "Why, that woman's dead!"— "I 

did you Ji, 

Just so. Human 


marriage based upon con- 

sent a 

stead of what 

dred brief years — brief to God, and to immortal man. 

Finally, to conclude this se&ion, I admit, and triumphantly, too, 
that in the cultured, or magic, because magnetic, will, I find a 

remedy for very many of the ills besetting us on the earth, especially 


and further- 

more, that by obedience to law, herein set forth, the elixir of life 


deal beyond the storied threescore years and ten. 

Let us now proceed to the consideration of a phase of the matter 
in hand, never before fairly treated upon, or even touched by those 
who assumed to discuss it, by reason of its recondite nature. It 
being my highest ambition to do good while the frame lasts, I possi- 
bly may achieve it better in essaying the unravelling of the knot 
alluded to, than in any other way. 

Men are often seen whose actione current c is wholly feminine ; 
but a far greater number of females are found who have all the 
yearnings proper only to the opposite gender. Understand me. It 
is the proper function of man to impart, to give, to enforce, to gen- 
crate, to beget his kind ; and of course the impelling sensations are 

peculiar. It is the proper function of woman to reverse all this — to 
receive, respond, provoke passion, accept, exude, gestate, and to 
have all the sensations proper thereto. But thousands have the 


proper sex, physiologically, wi 

Affect tonal Al :my. t 

imnellant or ncrvo-vital ft&ion, mud instefel have all I , 

hnra sties of the r ersc gender. Th 

__ m. re j Its from their rr thcrs \\ z and 1 I 

born n be of one sc while nature eterm 


opposite wherefore - h i rls v 11 love lik a man 
o likt woman, an. f c ursc .it 

t account 

f it all is, t » 

rri 'jle impuls , such pe s resort ural nv M 

ase the qui hh Stun th ir ap 


\va\ onan is. masturbation^ p< T$ tl 

Sat ith four >ot and in other n sink t 

infamous U\ Is — c i t sc horrible or. t imc whi 1 

er. and ret re 




ri t 

her wh d t hould he thn 

imen of her mat all 

% t 


rc t rmin and tl n \ shall 1 1 no m 

h iranronerlv < >mtru<51 1 



1 rid of agrital rs of the k - Q 


D In annoutuin the la\% and f t that the tubtl I 

neti tl onne&ing link 1 sn mil id 1 d th< 

, bow 1 muscl id the im pore 1 vicwleit soul f 

man, I - tared a l truth, <r rather om ncwl 'iscover TfW 

has be« I susp< }( 1 that electric ty. in some of its till I form* 
wa at link I ut I am not aware that the tubtl I clem igm - 

sm. w ver cv .uspc&cd to he such link 1 is tl scat of 

th at of the deeper f ulties ; for Emot « 

Lo\ S mpath} Metnot Fancy, Judgment, and 

h i attri utes bclor to the rc^i n and d m 


min. — the im ibl man within — and the vehicle their display 
tnd i upon, and in the outer world, is mn net Pr 

V env ai in pert cl magnetic rapport with an ii lividual. that 
son i be made to imitate our adion. think I if hts, d * 

and be for the time our c t counte parts but we ma 
•bi >lute ch trt mtacl, and not one \ these strai e results v 11 
follov Observe these f cohabitation, love not 1 ig the si 

ictic halfnc : itk love it is a magnetic circulation hat 

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is to say, pleasure results from a nervous current rush 
nerves of each, and mingling in chcmico-magnetic un 
the termination of the nervous filaments radiating from 
of the two beings, and converging to a point at the r 
centres of each. 


There can be no mutual joy unless such nervous currents do flash 
along the nervo-telegraphic system; nor can we experience any 
pleasure, whatever, either nerval, gustatory, or in any other manner, 



pate. We cannot lift a board till we bend to it, and brace the 
muscles to the task. This is the principle of Posism : i. e., placing 
ourselves to do the work, receive a blow, shock or impression. We 
hate, and all our external features array themselves — involuntarily 

ever to materially express the metaphysical emotion. Now for 
the application of this principle to the subject under consideration. 

L. It would look foolish for one to verbally protest burning love, 
while the face betokened its deadly opposite, or a dual, stupid indif- 
ference ! If the heart means love, and the lins assert it. the voice. 

ow, must 

to be believed. Yet 


the lie direct to all the lips have spoken; and yet the speakers 
marvel because their story is not credited. Such persons, too, may 
honestly mean just what and all they say, yet, failing to pose them- 
selves to the requirements of the case, fail also both in winning 
credence, and retaining what of love they have already won. 

Counsel : 


natural language of the passion or sentiment. For the expression 
of feature, the soft and flowing modulations of tone, the mellow 


heart quite as plainly, and far more eloquently, than can possibly 

mere words, which any one can m 

will do mor 

one could utter in a century ! 

bal storms 

Affectional Alchemy. 91 

We have societies for the protection of beasts ; and need a larger 
one for the protection of human beings in certain vital respe&s. It 


wherever and whenev 

human male forces unwelcome embraces upon any female, what- 
ever. The beasts of the field don't do so. Why should men? 
More than that ; it ought to be a criminal offence in the eye of the 
law; and as such, punishable, for any human male, under any 
cirumstances, whatever, to force the inclinations of any woman, 
whatever, or to exa6l or seek wifely offices or concessions, except 
when she wills and ordains that such may be. Make this a law, 
and we shall have less work for sextons in digging graves for "Mrs. 
so and so," at any age between sixteen and thirty-five. The com- 
mon sense of mankind knows full well that he is no man, but only a 
satyr, who demands what cannot be granted, save with a shudder 
of unutterable horror and disgust ; pangs past endurance, or at the 
risk of health and life. 

The a&ion of the muscles is as clear an expression of a passion, 
and the mental states behind it, as are the tones which utter it ; 
for " Adions speak louder than words" is not onlv a truism, but an 


Wherefore if vou mean 

look love from top to toe, and all over ! 

LI. You never saw a sick man, really, desperately sick, whoe\ 
denied the existence of a God. It reauires a fine 


gestion to make 



> ; and 

the play between the outer and the inner being is mutual, for the 
soul affe&s the body for good or ill quite as much as the body affedls 
the invisible soul. Married people are either not aware of this 
double-a6ling law of the homos, or else wilfully ignore its heavy 
meanings. They live a cat-and-dog life, because neither reasons 
that some physical disturbance unhinges the soul, or that some 
metaphysical derangement unfits the body to express what the soul 
itself may be completely full of. Thus, a woman suffering cata- 
menml pains, or some other ill, is apt to be rather Novemberish 
externally, even while July really reigns deep down in her sweet, but 
ruffled, soul ; and a man, worried to death with worldly cares, is 

o 2 Affedional Alchemy. 

not always either in mood or condition to lavish tenderness even 
upon the children of his loins, or the wife of his bosom, all of whom 
he loves beyond his then-capacity of expression. A person in 
certain physical states is insane for the time being ; is fully willing 
to curse God, and die ; yet a dose of opening medicine would unbar 
the gates of his soul, and within two hours that self-same man 

would bless God, and live. 

And a wife in certain magnetic and mental states, the result of 
physiological causes, would fly at a man and scratch his eyes out, 
when, next day, after a good dose of senna, she would love and 

caress him half to death. 

At this writing I am suffering from partial paralysis, partly the 

result of a severe fall,— a mere matter of twenty-five feet through 

the trestle-work of a bridge, upon a not very soft pile of rocks at 

the bottom, sent down there by the savage threats of two converging 

locomotives, one behind and one before. But that injury I could 

have recovered from, by reason of the strong resilient energies of 

my constitution, had it not happened that for months before, then, 

and months afterward, I was continually laboring with brain, hands, 

and pen, — bad enough, — but was also subjected daily, to violent 

and continued affe6lional and mental emotion; cause: "A woman 



excitement is quite sufficient 

without the help of any locomotiv 

screeched over the " Middle Ground," — a place in Toledo, where 
more ghosts of mangled dead walk than upon any surface of equal 
area in the entire universe. 

As physician, I have treated many cases of disease which the 
patients attributed to scores of causes other than the right one, 
affe&ional trouble. Merchants, bankers, men of large business, 
are almost invariably, and inevitably, stricken down in the midst of 
life and hope, by apoplexy, paralysis, chronic dyspepsia, stone, 
gravel, or embolism ; not alone by reason of their business a&ivity, 
or even nervous exhaustion, but because they do no not loosen up, 
change their modes of motion, and devote more time to the home- 
side, social life, and "fun." Business, the infernal demon-god, is 
all in all ; passion but a spasm ; love, a myth, an unrealized dream, 

Affectional Alchemy. 93 

, : ov$ \\ more unreal, 1 *ue, pi in! qt until at 1 

'nature 1 M «*i God insulted, and he tei H Vngel ol M I 

p the curt in, and change the so 

AphrodisiaCi are certain preparation. — mott of them outright 

-nal —.which « ite the 10 us or | il aj tin 

\, . There are long lists of them; and mi J art 




this book V is written, its author difl vered th t six 

the v rid had ever seen r has yet I I to the 1 


zo! Remed And I have known hi alreils up I bill 

peo w h li 1 so cl to the d llai xinter. t with- 

!n il n them, l i impotenc ril korrii 

ime their lot. and for yean they had never known love In its 

1 under the I rcii ; power of fr ne dil ti us 

s ulant 1 tl; the pr tozoncs we bl in imk ind 

( the in hoi and apopk wer 1 behind, — n t 

ti„ v al hut civil Immi , i 



1 1 TV \t 


UK i, th( Wl 

to I r : their luti I to self, home wife, 104 • • »d ' 

tl | nx alth. to ^ crifice Manh od, I 1 PW r- 
, Pal just think of it! wl it a lor and wl 

It. which It! v md honor earth can j were but 

1 . lemptx while I nl I all rl 

11 Imper 1 Motherh Od, is a diadem which CYC* J I might 

. I hare MM omen p Ion tin tr h « 

i of th lir ain and gl md I ha\ seen thi 1 

I -,,. l.„,rrh a n A <n nsthe\ Dalied ■ TIL th f 

( I j at wrork tl i incarnatoi 4 re 



1 n of \a\ and vi tims of man t i often 

— ul I 1 I felt like rushing up 
less scoundrel to pi< for it 

i c rth it is lother. V 

ti. re 


r s 



do it, were that * man no hi er tl a 

94 Affect i on al Alchemy. 

common troll, so highly and devoutly did I, do I, adore and 
worship Motherhood. There, that's my soul ! 

But if these laughers, these careless husbands, knew the truth I 
now reveal in the next few lines, they too, like myself, would laugh, 
but with royal joy, instead of coarse derision. It is this: ist, most 
seekers after domestic bliss, like him who builds from the roof 
groundward, begin at the wrong end. It is to be found in soul, not 



not spoiled 

and pampered, or kept at a dead level of life, love, temper, feeling, 
passion, ardor, fervor, labor, rest, but made to develop her woman- 
hood, — will, in every ten days, add more soul, strength, fervor, 
beauty, compactness, energy, power, and force of character and 
genius to her baby than she could in all the forty weeks of gestation 
if neglected in the above respects ; for she will knit more greatness 
in it every hour she lives ; and each step or stage of gestation will 
be carried one or more degrees toward perfedlion. The only dif- 
ference between a genius and a human ninny is, that one is finished 
up as the work goes on. He is well kneaded, and needed, too; 
well risen ; well baked, and, therefore, is well flavored ; well done ; 
will keep well ; give excellent satisfaction all around, and will be 


good things that have passed away forever. 

LII. Paralysis, caused other than by physical injury, is the result 
of over-emotion ; too acrid states of the blood and fluids — (often 



as that of the blood-vessels, consequently the system is not supplied 




affeftional troubles than anything else, and the only 

cure is their re-arransrement 


dials, and phosphoric food, to which may be added the dai 
pouring over the head and backbone of at least two pailfuls of li 
water, as hot as can be borne, alternating with ice-rubbino- of the 
spine, or rhigolene-spray baths ; this will cure it nine times in ten, 
when mentally caused ; and would have saved Napoleon III., and 
perhaps a disastrous war, had his physicians been wise ; but thev 

Affect tonal Alchemy. gq 

c not. and suffered him 

ni 1 b\ 



pond to desire his cmbol 


the i pch ic 8} - f m 

itat ig castration at the knife of th< in n. I en ; 



montl fter, —and th< 


an mi 

^io that b ti ! great emperor, wu no Ion; r a man, bu 

iUman stag. This fad of his 1< < J tlv 

tor the) would not be 


• / and act ot the i rench Senat 
rul 1 I either a woman — or a castral . 

Barrenness of woman results from similar i and * Iso 

dot ! four kinds of male impotence n \v al oundin In 

to a fr ;htful extent. The e j , ist. Lack of inn ul 

In; ilitv to elaborate the vital fluid ; 3d. Inability to 1. tain it at all ; 

( > retain it if, and when, elaborate 4th. Inal lit) tovitali it 

1 n of trouble in the prostate gland. Ilith to th tin 1 

p, have recognized but one form of impotence, win is thei 

are no V s than four, each, of course, requiring quit di similar 
mctho of curative treatment. 
LIII. Nothing goes on cither in soul or body without ( mc rt 
xpenditure. We have a mental, moral, and affect ional d on 

a well as a physical one ; and we all know that unh we c crctc 

th uperfluous matter of the food and drink we take, d\ pej ia 
com in, and finally we grow dull, sleep} nd stup 1 from the 
a umulated phosphates, acid or alkaline, lime, carbon, etc un , 
uric acid, etc., and death soon comes tapping at the d' but 

necessary to void mental, m 

and thus prev 

dished ? 

mind that would b 

must cast out of it all it cannot appropriat< lilatc and trans 

mute, else mental, moral, and affcftional set in, and pi :hal 

debility is the result, terminating in a complete d< idening of all 

thi e hi her qualities which far t ccllcncc make us troly human. 

LIY. Xow he or she who Iwells mainh in the brain is subject 
to enonnous nervous waste : and the blood, charged with refuse brain 


Affedional Alchemy. 

and nerve-rust, rushes to the kidneys, and there unloads its bad 
freight ; but all servants get tired, and so do the organs named ; so 
that after a while they cease to drain and sift so perfe&ly as of yore ; 
consequently the alkaline phosphates and urea are not all discharged, 
but a portion is poured back into the circulation, until finally every 
inch of the physical body is poisoned ; and a healthy soul cannot 
healthfully a<5t through poisoned nerves and tainted fluids. The 
kidneys begin to suffer and give out; the supra-renal capsules 
change their fibre, and no longer a<5t as storehouses for the kidney- 
life placed there daily by the watchful soul. The bladder goes next, 
then the testes, prostate, ovaries, or uterus follow ; and before you 
know it, the man or woman is a splendid wreck. Wherefore follow 

Solomon's advice, and rememb 


for work and rest and sleep, and amusements and converse and 
amorous diversion ; next, that all work, and no play, makes Jack a 
dull boy ; meals, sleep, love-seasons, all should be as nearly as 
possible orbital or periodic in their motions, just as the day, night, 

winter, spring, and autumn in the world without. In a little while 
nature will assist, and each season will come in full force at its 
proper time, just as eclipses occur, and green fields smile again. 

Surely married people will understand this delicate, but very 
important suggestion. Hundreds of people, consulting me as physi- 

cian, have benefited by that advice, and by resolutely sleeping' 
apart, as a custom, have begun to realize a domestic felicity they 
never before imagined to be possible. Nay, it is absolutely neces- 
sary- in all cases where perfect restoration does not follow every 
night's slumber. 

Reader, you have one hundred and sixty b 
muscles ; your blood weighs twenty-five pou 






lousand two hundred times per year. At 
ounces of blood is thrown out of it ; and 
each day it receives and discharges seven tons of that wonderful 
fluid. Your lungs will contain a gallon of air, and you inhale 

Affect zonal Alchemy. gy 



air-cells of your lungs, supposing them to be spread out, exceeds 
twenty thousand square inches. The weight of your brain is three 
ounds. In the average American man it will weigh about eight 


ounces more. Your nerves exceed ten millions in number. Your 
skin is composed of three layers, and varied from one-fourth to one- 
eighth of an inch in thickness. The area of your skin is about one 


thousand seven hundred square inches, and you are subjected to an 

atmospheric pressure of fifteen pounds to the square inch. Each 
square inch of your skin contains three thousand sweating tubes, or 
respiratory pores, each of which may be likened to a little drain- 
tile one-fourth of an inch long, making the aggregate length of the 
entire surface of your body of two hundred and one thousand three 
hundred and sixty-five feet, or a tile-ditch for draining the body 

almost forty miles long. 

Now in any a6l which requires more than a normal drain, every 
atom of this magnificent machine is injured, and its life jeoparded. 

But in sexism, true and normal, and false and perverted ones also, 
yield up a portion of the life of every particle of the being ; also 


In right- 

eous conjugation what one gives out is instantly replaced by the 
other, and perfect rest and equilibrium follow the natural shock. 
But in the false rites, what of life goes out, stays out. There is 
no return in kind ; no change given for the golden coin of life reck- 
lessly thrown on the counters of lust ! 

LV. The bitterest matrimonial discontents arise from the half- 
unconscious misconception that happiness, not growth, is the end 



people thoroughly to know 

they have been tested by the exigencies of a united life. If then a 
radical antagonism of temperament is developed, which makes the 
union oppressive, why should the discordant souls be kept together ? 
What is to be gained by holding them in the bonds of hatred? 
The remedy cannot be found in the abolition of the civil contraft of 
marriage, leaving them free to repeat again and again the disastrous 
experiment, because that has been tried and failed. Now it seems 

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that is, institutions 

with professorships, expressly to teach the laws wh 

where, underlie human 


male stupidity, and disaster invariably follows. Above all, our 
system of nervous life, the good food poorly cooked, the way we eat, 
drink sleep rt11 " va OVAC lniVl fl * tne roots °^ t ^ ie tree °^ domestic 


woman in a 

\ thousand, who does 

this false life. The food we eat, and what we drink, ad upon our 


bodies ; and I had rather have one meal cooked by a good 
old mother, than all the hotels of earth, with golden plafe 


LVI. lam 

chemically fevered state we 

nervous exhaustion which 

Iways results in a chronic morbidity closely verging upon actual 
asanity, — indeed, in most cases, upon some points, it is insanity 
tself; for what else can that state be called which sees nothing at 
.11 but ill, dark-omened shadows continually floating over the sky of 
ife : and which beholds, in the wife or husband, nothing: but demons 


or gorgons ; chatters about him, or her ; exposes faults, 
mole-hills into rocky mountains ; and only breathes venom, spite, 
and malignant hate, upon one sworn at the altar to be loved and 
cherished till death did them part. This is sheer madness ; down- 
right insanity ; and in that mood what worlds of wrong are daily 
done, and that, too, by people in whose hearts angels slumber, and 
long to be awakened, that their wings might fan the fevered brow, 
and lull the weary souls to rest. This insanity has its rise in satiety, 
and non-reciprocity in the more intimate relations of husband and 
wife ; and is akin to that which falls like a leaden pall sooner or 
later upon the onanist and debauchee. 

Owing to the imperfeft marriages of to-day, and the few past 
decades, millions of half-children, or unsound ones, have been born : 
crooked, angular, violent, unreliable, impulsive, vagarious, and con- 

Affectional Alchemy. gg 

stitutionally morbid, with a powerful bias toward unquestionable 
insanity. Passing along the streets it is easy to pick out people thus 
born; their faces and heads betray the unmistakable brand of 
incipient lunacy; and it requires but little provocation to fan the 
latent embers into a glowing and terrible flame. The average 
insane head is smaller in all its dimensions than the sane. The 
latter shows, also, less irregularity of outline. The left anterior 
quarter of the sane head is usually larger than the right, while the 
right anterior quarter of the insane head is almost always larger 
than the left. Many insane people show a decided projection in the 
right frontal region. Now mark the conduct of your friends thus 

LVIII. But why are they insane? What's the actual — not theo- 
retic — but purely scientific fa6ts of such cases? Reply: Magnetic 
and amative depletion a6t upon some people precisely as starvation 
ads upon everybody. When the stomach can no longer get food, 
the body begins to consume and feed upon itself; first it absorbs the 
fat, and we grow lean ; then it attacks the muscles, and we become 
skeletons ; next the liver goes, and we become cadaverous ; then the 
mucous surfaces are called upon ; and at last the serous plates are 
attacked, and the grave closes over a bunch of bones only. In the 
case of the sexual pederastic, Dentonian debauchee, when his lust 
alone drives him to either excess or sexive horrors, there is no 
return, and his passion consumes his body. First, the nerves 
become strained and tensioned beyond endurance, and one after 
another gives way ; then the muscular cords are slackened ; then 
the testicular glands decrease ; then the prostate ; then the marrow 
of the back-bone softens and yields its fat to feed the fearful fire, 
creeping up till it reaches the brain ; then the substance of the brain 
goes down to death's hot furnace ; the soul shuts itself up, moodily 
waiting its time of flight, and when it a6ls at all is compelled to do 
so through diseased organs and perverted channels ; hence, all it 
does is distorted, outre, queer, abnormal. The man is mad — and 

let the curtain fall ; the tragedy is ended. 

LVIII. When teaching those who were desirous of mastering the 
principles pervading the books, and constituting the soul of the sys- 

IO o Affectionctl Alchemy. 

tern evoked and elaborated by him whose pen scores these lines, it 

:ustom for him to address them 
quivalents : First, the mystery of 



forecast, endurance, 

tv« silent energy, mental force, magnetic 

presence, and impressive capacity, lie in, flow out of, pertain to, and 
accord with, the she or mother-side of Deity, the love-principle of 
human-kind, and the sexive natures of the complicate homos. Out- 
side of its sphere of operations all is cold and deathful ; within its 
mystic and magic circle dwells all there is of fire, latent and adive, 
adual ai I metaphysical; all there is of energy, procreant power, 
physical, mental, spiritual, and all other; and it — Love — is the 
master-key unlocking every barred door in the realms that are. 
Remember, O Neophyte (and reader of this book), that I am not 
dealing in mere philosophical formula?, " recipes," or trashy " direc- 
tions," but in, and with fundamental principles, underlying all being. 

firmly in your memory 


take it in the stomach of 

your spirit ; digest it well, and assimilate its quintessence to, and 
with, your own soul. That principle is formulated thus: Love 
Lietii at the Foundation (of all that is) ; and Love is con- 
vertibly passion ; enthusiasm ; afte&ion ; heat ; fire ; soul ; God. 

Master that. 


new beinsr are lodged 

essential self is planted within the matrix, is the most solemn, 
serious, powerful, and energetic moment he can ever know on 
earth ; and only to be excelled by correspondent instants after he 
shall have ascended to realms beyond the starry spaces. 

LIX. If a man actualizes that moment while under the dominion 
of animal instinct, or human lust alone, then the effed: is losing, 
unmanning, degrading, to both himself and her ; murderous toward 
the recipient, and suicidal to himself. It means hatred, disease, and 
magnetic ruin to both ; its influence for evil spreads over a wide 
area on earth ; feeds and sustains barbarism ; nourishes the mon- 
strous Larvse of the middle kingdoms of the cered habitats of dis- 
embodied beings, even when no progeny results. But if there 

Affectiondl Alchemy. 

shall, then he and she generate misery, crime, and possibl 



of that child 


be the 

prompting angel at the hearth-nuptial, then strength, goodness, 

mony and sweet melod 
are insured to the offspring God shall give them. Third, at the ven 
instant his seminal glands contract to expel their treasures, at such 
instant his interior nostrils open, and minute duds, which are sealed 
at all other times, then expand, and as the lightning from his soul 
darts from the brain, rushes down the spinal-cord, leaps the solar 
plexus, plunges along the nerval filaments to the prostate gland to 
immortalize the germal human being ; and while the vivific pulse is 
leaping to the dark chamber wherein soul is clothed in flesh ^id 
blood, at that instant he bre 

of two atmospheres underly 


body — the outer air wh 

as the spirit does 



deeply charged with, because it is the effluviu 

pleasant sphere of the border spaces, where is congregated the 
quintessence of evil from every inhabited human world in the entire 
congeries of soul-bearing galaxies of the broad universe ; else he 
draws in the pellucid aroma of divinity from the far-off multiple 
heavens. It follows that as are the people at that ?noment so will 
be that which enters into them from the regions above, beneath, and 
round about ; wherefore, whatsoever male or female shall truly will 
for, hopefully pray for, and earnestly yearn for, when love, pure and 
holy, is in the nuptive ascendant, in form, passional, affeaional, 
divine and volitional, that prayer will be granted, and the boon be 
given. But the prayer must precede. 

Discord reigns in marriage-land to-day, and one principal cause is, 
that while the magnetic tide is at its height, and before the soul 
withdraws its power from the pelvis back to the brain-seat, they 
part company, and the spiritual auras and vital air escapes into the 
external world, instead of being stored up and absorbed by the 
woman's spirit and soul. 

XL. The consequence is that the evil forces take hold, with 

deadly grip, upon the very rootg of thdr trJplicate being) because j„ 

a &mg as they do, they defy, annul, prostitute, violate, and disobey, 


I02 Affectional Alchemy. 

the very primary law of human existence, and voluntarily seek to 
defeat God Almighty's great purpose, underlying their creation. 

LXI. Balzac says : " He who begins with his wife by a rape is a 
lost man ! " I say, it is next to impossible that she ever can love 
him after, as before I and I say this after a large medical practice 
of not less than thirty years. But most " Men " ( ?) not only begin 
thus, but keep it up — the fools ! — and their name is legion ! — till 
hatred, horror and disgust either kills her outright, or suggests an 
evil from which every true human shrinks. 

LXII. Abortion at any stage from conception to birth is — Mur- 
der in the first degree. It effe&ually kills the child, demoralizes 
the mother, destroys her moral and physical health, while living, 
and after death dooms, irrevocably dooms, her and her assistants to 
the perpetual society of murderers beyond the grave, from which 
doom there is no appeal. So beware of the crime. 

LXIII. Circumstances may demand non-increase of family ; there- 
fore, avoid all risk forty-eight hours before, and one hundred after 
the Catamenial period. Avoid all risk after a return from a journey 

or temporary absence ; and 

LXIV. After the make tip following an unpleasantness, tiff, spat 
or downright family quarrel, because the reaction creates not only 
increased affedlional and procreative energy, but also a peculiar 
liability to the risk of unwished-for parentage, then especially. 

LXV. Mental, moral, physical and domestic trouble, mutual mag- 
neto-vital exhaustion are easily preventable between couples if they 
will but sleep apart, have hard beds, good ventilation, never sleeping 
in day-worn under-clothes, and each magnetizing; the other at the 
seven magnetic points of the human frame 
head, breast, and over the stomach. 

sides, spine, throat, 


LXVI. Superior men, whatever their rank or calling, are very 
attra&ive to women, as a general thing ; therefore such men — as 
they are almost always very licentious — have great need of watch- 

considerable praver — but 

The true nature of any wife is quickly changed for the 
-worse by the figness and private brutalisms of their husbands ; 

Affectional Alchemy, 103 



and " can't a man do as he likes with his own?" requires a universal 
No even if ownership of the wife is conceded, which it isn't. 

XXVIII. When a husband's private condudt, u?ireasonable de- 
mands, etc., has estranged the dear love, so precious to every genu- 
ine man, there is but one way to change it back, and that is forbear- 

estraint, care, gentleness, reciprocity, Love. It is best 
when one is hungry. But why force an unwelcome^/b^w/ 
to you, horror to her, except she be ahungcred as well ? If she be 
not in sympathy with her husband in all respedls, it means death to 
her affe&ion for him, in time, if not at once ; and he is a poor bird 
who foolishly ruins his own nest, and how many human birds do 

We are triplicate beings — soul, spirit, body. Our loves and 

passions may be of either one, two or all three of these. If our love 
be only of soul it is too fine and ethereal for this lower world, and for 
all practical purposes is useless. If it be of spirit only, it is too 
vague, unsubstantial, unthoughtful, and physically unsatisfactory. 
If it be of body only, then lust is regnant, with hell all around, and 
crime swelters in the air. If our loves be of soul and spirit only, 
then we are bereft of the power to become Energies in the world, 
because we lack the material force to either make our mark on each 
other, the world, or to give good physico-vital constitutions to our 
offspring. If our loves be of soul and body, we are isolated from 
the rest of mankind, and are lone pilgrims all the way along. If 
they be spirit and body only, we are extreme — either all transcen- 
dental affection, or downright animal passionists. It is only when 
our loves are triplicate that we fulfil our true mission, and realize 
the supreme joys of existence. 

The marital office and function is therefore ?naterial, spiritual 
and mystic The Christian world knows much about the two first, 
but nothing whatever of the last. This book of my do6lrine only 
contains it, for it alone declares and establishes the fa6l that the marital 
fuh&ion is unquestionably the highest, holiest, most important, and 
most wretchedly abused of all that pertains to the human being. 

Its offices are so vital that I hold as cardinal, indisjxitable axioms, 

104 Affectional Alchemy, 

LXIX. He who is diseased or unsound, pelvically, is not a true 
man while thus; that his soul is barred out from the heavens 

whither all souls repair during sound sleep, and that his immortality 
is 7tot certain till he does become sound. Woman everywhere is 
subject to the same law and penalty. 

LXX. We hold that any over-passional, inconsiderate male human 
is no man, and? that such a husband must necessarily destroy the 
best wife ever given by God to the son of man ; and 

LXXI. An over-passional woman can easily destroy and ruin any 
husband on the earth, and totally unfit him for combat with the 

LXXII. Children are the gifts of God. They will not come 
unless the message is sent for them during the wife's lunar season • 
hence any artifice to prevent conception, save such as are based upon 
time, will, and her moon's changes, are diabolic, inhuman and 


man and the woman 


LXXIII. Giours and fools think to avoid all disaster through the 
lerous habit of incompletion of the conjugal rite. But they are 

mistaken, both the wife and husband, for such follv be 

brain, nerves and soul in him 


wife. Why 



among whose results m 

pepsia, insanity, paralysis, and impotence on his side, and uterii 
vaginal, and ovarian inflammations, ulcers, leucorrtue, and prolaps 
on her side, physically, and hatred, disgust and ruin on both sides. 


few husbands respect, the modesty 

drapery, perfumes 



that he can never hold her soul, 


which to the wise husband si 


lost ! 

be careless of modesty 




quent exercise of any power, quality, or faculty 

Affectional Alchemy. 105 

is ruinous. This is especially true of marriage matters, which are 
only productive of two results — hell or heaven. For the true and 
holy rite is ascensive, and leads to health, happiness, delight, Ion- 


or descensive, leading to 
moral and domestic horror, on which 

manv souls are wrecked 

LXXVII. Love between husband and wife should last to the 
brink of the grave ; but it don't. With careful obedience to these 
rules, and judicious food, drink, and occasional baths, it will. 
Dodors, clergymen, merchants, lawyers, people of letters, all 
whose minds are constantly on the stretch; also, 


more or less deficient in vital energy, and 

will speedily reach primitive vigor, endurance, and elasticity o 
spirit and body, only through the natural methods herein set forth. 

LXXVIII. Conjugal 

It either increases 

or diminishes, and husbands and wives both injure and mar it by 


LXXIX. She who yields to a libertine is sure to be despised by 
him. He who patronizes a harlot is worse than a beast, and either 





founded is not only a fool but a suicide 

uman soul, but mere 

and every one guilty of the folly knows this from experience, 
debauch lessens the entire volume of power. Whoever is false 
rue wife or husband contrads the malaria of the Shades, and 



Sexual faith and purity is the price of 

> solo base of immortality. All peopli 

Do NOT HAVK I >U1 . 

LXXX. Both hus 

wives will grant as a boon, when 
rite claimed as a right. Nothing is 


He comes 

denied. Insistance is brutalism. Ask 

love — be sure to show 


io6 Affectional Alchemy. 

Slow paces last the lc 
growing pandemonium 

Unless there's mu 


your mate, 

LXXXII. Nothing but love can keep a man faithful, and not that 
always, unless he finds greater solace at home than abroad; and 
that's just it. They too often do, and that's her fault ; for unless 
he does she's never sure of him. 

LXXXIII. A woman must have love — must love and be loved 
in all its true meanings ; ought, of course, to have and exercise it at 
home, but if she don't have it there she will elsewhere ; and he who 
imagines he can keep her true, in heart, at least, without loving her 
right along, and right straight from his to her soul, is an egotist, a 
fool, and dolt ! Lost love seldom returns. It can only be won by 
truth, assiduity, and genuine manhood. 

LXXXIV. An idle wife may be successfully tempted ; so may a 


dressy one, or one subje6t to flattery. For such to be tempted is to 

fall. She will forget everything but a slight to her love — not 
passion ; but a man will forget a slight to his love, but never forgive 
a sin against his conjugal rights. Ought he ? 

LXXXV. No power can tempt a woman against the man shg 
v loves, and whom she knows loves her in rel 

LXXXVI. No rite of marriage gives ownership, but equality. 


IfXXXVIL A woman in love can be wholly 


LXXXVIII. One sheep-killingr dog- wi 

he comes across, if you grant him time ; and one loose woman will 
corrupt five hundred innocent girls or wives in six months if you but 
give her the chance to do so. It is their chief delight. 

Finally I commend these twenty-eight points to the study of 
mankind, as also that portion of knowledge which is yet to be 
taught you here [in] after. 

LXXXIX. The entire social, conjugal and domestic worlds to- 
day, are in an uproar, chaos and revolution. 

It is deplorable that so much ill-will, sickness, discontent, hatred, 

Affect ion al Alchemy, 107 

insanity and wretchedness exists among the married 




f rms upon the globe. Husbands neglect their wives and pra&i- 


wives the same, and universal domestic chaos 
reigns supreme. The worst of the matter is, that both wives, hus- 
bands, and society at large attribute the bad state of things to wrong 
causes, for the fa& is, that the real one lays right before their very 
eyes, yet they will not see. Such a state of things cannot exist 



Were it not so serious a matter, one would laugh at the absurd and 
puerile folly that permits the reign of such social non-concord for a 
single day, when its causes are so palpable, and its cure so easy. 
As things exist, wives are defrauded, husbands do not love them, 
and wives fail to hold their lords in affe&ional duress. How few, 
indeed, know how, or even care to accomplish health and happiness 
at home ; and yet, it is in every man's power to make his wife love 
him, and in every wife's to make her husband worship God through 
her. On my soul, I truly believe, that if my rules were followed, 
the social millennium would be close at hand. No strictly good 
human power can dwell in, or be developed by any man who is 



frigidity. How, let me ask, in God's Holy Name 

familv where the wife 

swore her life away 

age joy, 


anything else than utter and profound disgust: 

? How 

who is in a sense, com 

wife is concentrated ice ? You 


But there is a 

clear passage and open water out of this Polar sea of marriage 

XC. There cannot be a doubt but that the » Philosopher's Stone" 

of ancient and medieval lore, and the " Tlixir Vitae " Water of Life 

io8 Affect l tonal Alchemy. 

and Perpetual Youth, so vaguely hinted at by okl writers, and which 
constitutes the burden of the celebrated book "Hermipus Redivi- 

vus" or the Sage's Triu 


means this identical triple mystery, which scarce any one practi- 
cally knows, but which all should learn, and which every physician 
and divine in the land ought to be compelled to teach their subjects 
under heaw penalties of neglect, because it is the secret of sustained 




story ; and he or she who knows, appreciates diviner and celestial 
bearings of life and its meanings, becoming indeed a child of the 
Infinite, and no longer a stranger to the Father's face ; and they 
alone who have it, are able to reach that magnificent sweep of clair- 

at a bound, scans the 


unutterable glories of space, and beholds the rain of starry systems 
as we view a gentle summer shower. 

XCI. The great source of crime, illness, wretchedness, and suffer- 
ing has been traced to its one single source, and that is, the abuse, 
improper use, and mismatching of people in their loves, conjugal 
relations, and sexual incompatibilities. 

It is proven that these bad conditions are frequently the result of 
organization, and sometimes spring from incompatible, electric, 
magnetic and chemical relations between couples. That absolute 
separation is the only cure for some who are wretched in theii 
married state, or inter-relationship ; while attention to health, and a 
fair amount of try is a certain cure for other cases. 


man is a mere 

metals, gases and fluids wholly material, but pe 
meated in every atom by imponderable elements 

and per- 

in their nature. Thus beneath, and lining our eyes are ethereal 
organs corresponding thereto; beneath our limbs, heart, lungs, 
brain, in short, all our parts are corresponding electric organs, and 

man or woman, and when dissolution occurs this 
woman oozes out of the material strudure, becomes 


inner man or 

Affectional Alchemy. iqq 

again, and takes its place among the countless armies of the de- 
parted, but neither lost or dead ; and this internal, ethereal man, 
woman or child, can be contacted by us in the flesh, by conforming 
to the laws governing such contad, and the observance of a few 
simple rules. 

XCIII. A passionless man or woman is a human nonentity. It is 
only when we are wholly man or woman in the higher, holier, and 
also physical sense, that we can reach the loftier and more signifi- 
cant heights of any sort of power whatever ; therefore, those who 
would cultivate those loftier instincts, and gain mental wings where- 
with to scale the heavens, should at once attend to the business of 
regaining perfedl health, mental, physical, emotional and passional. 
Presently great-hearted love and blessed compassion will nestle in all 
our hearts, and in this glad, prophetic hope we may all be happy 

yet. CWe are none of us ever wise except when merciful.) Let us 

all be so, for only then can we be perfectly human — only then 
become vessels for the influence and effect of God-ness. Never 
yet did man come to the absolute convi&ion of Soul and Immor- 
tality, but he also came to that of God and Prayer ; for, say what 
you will, both are and ever will be positive realities in the universe. 

In Love alone lies the boon of IMMORTALITY! INJUS- 
TICE reigns to-day. 

Sad are the times when wedded wives decay, 
And brothels flourish, and Cyprians bear the sway; 
These arc the times ! their scarlet banner waves, 
And honest wives, neglected, fill up a million graves ! 

11 "When woman's eye grows dull, 

And her cheek paleth, 
When fades the beautiful, 

Then man's love faileth ; 
He sits not beside her chair, 

Clasps not her fingers, 
Twines not the damp hair 

That o'er her brow lingers. 

11 He comes but a moment in, 
Though her eye lightens, 
Though her cheek, pale and thin, 
Feverishly brightens. 

110 Affect tonal Alchemy. 

He stays but a moment near, 
When that flush fadeth, 

Though true affection's tear 
Her soft eyelid shadeth. 

" He goes from her chamber straight 
Into life's jostle ; 
He meets at the very gate 

Business and bustle ; 
He thinks not of her within, 

Silently sighing; 
He forgets, in that noisy din, 
That she is dying. 

" And when her heart is still, 
What though he mourneth, 
Soon from his sorrow chill 

Wearied he turneth. 

Soon o'er her buried head 

Memory's lights settcth, 

And the true-hearted dead 

Thus man forgetteth." 

^ut it won't be so when both sides hw* «*, a 
'"f - ^PP^ess is dire*, ^ £*•£ "* "* - 

reflected ; in other words that r n h~ 1 } ~~ but aIwavs 

We and re „der kJ^g*F£FT' " mUSt ** 
Love, equation, and L absoiutZ fed ^'Zt T" '" * 

laws of number, reflexion and gravitation C ' " *" "* 

coaxing. W e 

very identical thin«- 

*** to * ** "-use ^^L ^- " «*• 

eoax us ; and many a good man ■ i Se '"""S 1 ' t0 

fered to gailop straight 12 t} d **"" WOma "' h «« been suf- 

M, fori J of ;,°;; e 'te , r S ° f dMth - ** «*° «« mouth of 

e.peciall y is this true o ?„£ """l eVM ° f «*• «M-W -ort , 

sections of the human being. * " mUch as of «* <*her 

I believe the on hi *u • • 

-eise was oJ^J^Z^l^ *~ »- * condemn 

He exclaims against 

Affectional Alchemy, 


using any exercise that 

- - —' ucgice, or 

throw him into a sweat, or accelerate his respiration. He gravely 

observes that trees live longer than animals, because they do not stir 

from their places. About the same time Asgill, a French writer 



man mi 


practice of 

will. He 

essary habit. 

om my manuscript of the Ansairetic Myst 

medico-religio, and mystic composition of mine upon the same 



fore for private study -the following paragraph - stating, before I 

while alive and able, such of my 
widely famous letter, can wr 


and teacher to patient and pupil ; and genuine candidates for full 

triiA n/"\K7i> A/T«*-» «~J \~\T i i ' 

Man and Wo 

" Wherever you see a rich, jouissant, beauty 
boy or girl ; wherever you behold force 


3 of genius, you may rest 

. L , . - e y are the result, occurred 

when their parents both loved and were impassioned. Au con- 
trarre .•-- whenever you come across genuine meanness, lean, 
weazehsh, deceitful, slanderous, lying, scrawny, white-livered peo- 
ple, grab-allish, selfish, and accursed, generally, you may safely 
wager your very life that such beings were begotte'n of force, and 

Were rnn+h^mA U„ •„.!„ . ,, ' 

sed-up wives, without the 

slightest danger of perilling your stake 1 " 



mean go on 

r i , ~ "-fium.uig^, ,tuu never 

feel a soul-pang from the cradle to the grave ; yet, nevertheless, true 
men a „d womcn are never & ., ures , g^ ^ ^ 

because the good influence survives, the had dies out TK. 

The good, 

l 7 — "**v* wiv.o uui. J. lie °T)OQ 

when they enjoy, do so intensely ; but the bad, coarse being's life, in 
■ts phases must be on a par with - him or herself: and the™'. .. 

H2 Affect ional Alchemy 

DctWC II tix 

ski]; of a f :> and fool, a ninny, or idiot 

hi ^-hearted, bi I girl. 

been mv lot U> ei ount a jjreat 

tfa » ! soul-ful gold : not that I have i t kn some 

people am g the rad 1 classe 

r of >se \ > were extreme in the lu; neta of w tld- 
» a^ bl and Diogeiu ' lantern ia .till need 1 

?ra\ Is . th m. 

r writes a book This is mv twentieth ! But I 

1 y h; 1 I I t away from tl world a in- 

" phil H '-Ither Ii ivc met .. . d lady or j ntle- 

ft A A 

\ ! u 

t I 




sae —God bl. his gn n and plea int memory 1 

1 l otl rs of the i ne Stat ; but mong pi ,i nal 

— rid I peak onh of h as I personally know, I I und 
n In; , and i pi ml surplusage of brass ones— born 

n nt ho take to world- tng, themselves needing it n «t 

uch p. le as preach divine charity and all that, - t 

tanti lp and howl (1 , to the bitter depths of d. ath «- 

~" J ™ n - v ai { "nj human being whom they cannot use 

They are magnificent demon- 

r or ( 



M of th, wblim. truth of th, philosophy I tench, viz., that as 
» ' 1 *>'• anti-natal circumstances, so will his or her sul e- 
quentBl i,- b otten i„ lust, alone, then that will be their bias 

from the breast to the 


« the body of half-dead compliance, then such 

backed by brute 

will ;o 


jo. ■ : hk. bk either of generosity or appreciation, and scattering 
d. >rd wherever ,h ,r scandal-scattering footsteps fall ; - generally! 
o. g. I n | ank , slal ,-sided human halfness, one or more of whom L 

n, ,-ly every neighborhood. Thus in close W^^u, :„. 

' ■■=>,• ■unco to meet men of s, 

nptrblj .nail as to lllakc one ^^ rf ^ 


\ri rt , f •■—*** v^i me jorin one wore. 

W ho would naturally , mve drciuned) ^.^ Qr .^ 

Affectional Alchemy. IX o 

suspe&ed there was the slightest conneaion between Love and 
Slander? yet there is. Read this scrap, which I cut from a paper 
many years ago, and then to the proof: 

subie&ed to a slow 

pest ; an incubus to society, that should be 

greeable excrescence. Like the viper, he leaves a shining trail in his 
wake. Like a tarantula, he weaves a thread of candor with a web 
of wiles, or, with all the mendicity of hints, whispers forth his tale, 
that, like the fabling Nile, no fountain knows. The dead — ay, 
even the dead — over whose pale, sheeted corpse sleeps the dark 
sleep no venomed tongue can wake, and whose pale lips have then 
no voice to plead, are subje&ed to the scandalous attacks of the 

" l Who wears a mask the Gorgon would disown, 
A cheek of parchment, and an eye of stone ! ■ 

" I think it is Pollock who says the slanderer is the foulest whelp 
of sin, whose tongue was set on fire in hell, and whose legs were 
faint with haste to circulate the lie his soul had framed. 

<< < 

He has a lip of lies, a face formed to conceal, 
That, without feeling, mocks at those who feel/ 

more than these moths 

of society, the malicious censurers 

a i 

These ravenous fishes who follow only in the wake 
Of great ships, because perchance they're great.' 

Oh, who would disarrange all society wi 

few dire6l charges and assertions. His 


cries ! Th 

long, envious finger points to no certain locality. He has an 

inimitable shrug of the shoulders, can give peculiar glances 

" l Or convey a libel to a frown, 

Or wink a reputation down ! f 

He seems to pdorv in the m 


smutty palm, and a soul pure as ' ar&ic 

1 14 Affect ional Alchemy. % 

snow twice bolted by the northern blast/ through his warped and 
discolored glasses, wear a mottled hue. 

11 i A whisper broke the air 
A soft, light tone, and low, 
Yet barbed with shame and woe ! 
Nor might it only perish there, 

No farther go ! 

" 4 Ah, me ! a quick and eager ear 

Caught up the little meaning sound ; 
Another voice then wreathed it clear, 

And so it wandered round, 
From ear to lip, from lip to ear, 
Until it reached a gentle heart, 

And that — it broke ! ' " 

Now observe that it is inflexibly true that every slanderer, of 
whatever gender, is nearly always a long, lank, little, lilly-livered, 
tucked-up, wizenish being, with< 



cornered folks, without the slightest love save that of self; and 
when modern spiritualism came along thousands of such rushed 
into its ranks, disgraced the cause and themselves, and foisted their 
miserable twaddle upon the world as true supernalism, when, in 
fad:, spiritualism really had nothing to do with it whatever. As at 
present constituted that ism contains, within its ranks, three, nay, 
four, sorts of people. 1st. Those who hail it as the demonstration 
of human continuance beyond the grave, and the celestial harbinger 
of the good time coming. These people are true supernalists ; and 
among them have I ever found sympathizers, and people fit for the 
heaven they seek. 2d. A large class of social revolutionists under 


promised good time. These two com- 

prise the army 


ing some of the idols of the Past ; but they are builders yet, and it 
remains to be seen what sort of edifice they will give us in lieu of 
those now crumbling before their fierce artillery. 3d. A smaller 
cl >s who cling to old traditions ; insist upon tying this century to 

Affect ion al Alchemy, IIt - 

the old dead ones, and fastening their faith about equally on the 
1 Bible and the manifestations. The fourth class is made up of mal- 

contents ; always making trouble, never satisfied ; having, here and 
there, an able leader who has his hands full all the time. The rank 
and file of this trouble-making army wouldn't pass muster at the 
gates of heaven ; for a more ungenerous, malignant, back-biting set 
was never developed by any civilization earth ever saw. Born of 
loveless parents, they rush through life striking alike, hap-hazard, at 
friend or foe ; discontented from the nipple to eternity ; full of 
malice ; steeped to the lips with cruel, cool, cobra-like venom, they 
are never happy save when slandering their betters, picking flaws in 
others' characters, and in stabbing in the back those whom they dare 
not face, l^eware of such ! They abound, and like some snakes, 
not on legs, are dangerous. I have already described them phys- 
ically, so that they will be known when met. I owed this duty to 
mankind ; and I now proceed to pay my little Bill. 
l XCVII. Reduced from competence to nothing, by the terrible 

Boston fire of Nov., 1872, I went to Ohio from necessity, and find- 
ing materials at hand, in great abundance, made it my especial 
business to study the workings of the organic law of sex, as dis- 


- * •/ <J 

from fifteen to sixty-five years anterior to 1873. One remarkable 
case was that of a man in Ohio, a long, lank abortion, whose 


im to find fault with 
rather Itself; nor waj 

except when going up and down retailing slanderous tales and 
scandal concerning whoever failed to suit it, come or go at its beck 
and call, and do humble homage at its feet. Now the fault is not 
altogether theirs, — these unhappy ones, — for they had no hand in 
their own make-up (save in that they usually make no effort to cor- 
rect their shortcomings), but is that of their progenitors. We have 
no right to run the risk, — of being guilty of the insensate folly of 
parenting such monstrosities, — for such they are, and moral abor- 
tions beside ; nor to parentage at all unless mutual love, esteem and 
respect be the prompting spur. 

People of that grade are usually one-sided, angular, not to be 

148 Affectional Alchemy. 

It is generally admitted that there's something wrong in society, 
but what the cure is or shall be is not so apparent. One class of 
people advocate "Social Freedom" as the panacea, whatever that 
may mean. Before I went to, at, and until the last day of> the 
Chicago Convention, elsewhere alluded to, I thought I knew the 
corredi meaning of the terms. I find I did not ; and therefore look 

in other directions for the social cure. i Spoiled cheese, and cheese 

\ " x . ■ 

spoiled, are the same to me ; nor for my life can I now see the 

difference in the moral grade and status of a cyprian or libertine on 
the pay-rolls, and the same, impulse and passion being the spur and 
motive. The cheese smells equally bad in both cases ! 

It wouldn't be a bad thing to make it a punishable offence for any 

M.D. to call syphilis by the nicer name of scrofula, thus foolino- 

honest wives, and screening recreant husbands — even if they are 

well paid for their white lies ! For in these days that scourge burns 

the bodies of unspotted virgins, in the shape of Jluor albus 

womb complaint, etc., inherited from infecled mothers. The evil is 

bad enough if it stopped right there, but it don't ; because, in the first 

place, it brings on pruritis, —vaginal itching ; creates morbid desire, 

and subjects girls as pure as snow to the almost dead certainty of 

falling vi&ims to the first graceful, smart, and salacious scoundrel 

that comes along, — a scoundrel and victim too, it may be of the same 

inherited-fluid ruin coursing like streams of fire through his swollen 

veins ! In the second place, these girls are to become wives and 

mothers ; these boys husbands and fathers ; thus the curse is injected 

into the veins of myriads of the yet unborn — children doomed before 

birth to endure a life of perpetual ill-health and morbid unrest ; to 

breast to the tomb — to 


which latter they are likely to be rushed 



CXXVIII. Love is multiple in form and mode. Sometimes it 


g. At 

^ UUU1 5 

struck; but the "dying" sort of affedion is not worth tying to! 

Vevcr I 

Love is gallant, but non-lasting, and is more affed 


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amicive than ardent and amative. Negro Love is diffusive, hilari- 
ous sensual. Oriental Love is sad-eyed, dreamy, \ 
poetic, rapt, heavenly, divine, but not keen, or passional. Spanish 
Love is fiery, ardent, impetuous, terrible, scorching, consuming; 
tender, but not enduring. German Love is parental, maternal, filial, 
domestic, dead-level, and mainly physical. It has no Italian heights ; 
no sunbursts ; no mountains or valleys ; no anguish ; no great joys ; 
no hill-tops crowned with glittering sheen. French Love is super- 
ficial, lascivious, and, when youth is gone, a thing of memory, not 
of fact. English Love, like its food and architecture, is solid, lasting, 
nourishing, life-prolonging, good to have, but has no extremes. 

Scotch Love is domestic, but mealy. Northern Love is like that of 
the felida; — catty, scratchy, periodic, poisonish, often downright 
brutal and never tender, delicate, or refined. Yankee Love is fitful, 
uncertain, changeful, passional, moody, seldom more than super- 
ficial because the Yankee faculties are all engrossed in the one grand 
object of American life — dollars and dimes, dash and display. 


in Ohio, is so-so-ish, not deep ; cool, calculating, and seldom drives 
its victims to suicide, because only the heartful sink to despair ! 

Lastly, Southern Love is volcanic, chivalrous, gallant, true, ten- 
der, jealous, safe when earnest, devotional and devoted, genuine and 
manly. The well-bred Southerners are the true ladies and gentle- 
men of America ! I never met but one mean man among them in 
all my life (and he was descended from a French family, born in 
Limerick, or the Cove of Cork). They have less sharp intellect, 
perhaps, than the northern people, but more Soul; hence, while sub- 


CXXIX. An old man 

wedded life; he should change his amative for amicive ardor; 


a clogging of the veins, nerves, arteries, muscles— all the viscera, 


such as the organs cannot get rid of; and the accumulation means 


death. When 

Embolism prevails to a considerable extent, the orgasm is a danger 

150 Afectional Alchemy 

ous thing for that man, and death stands close by whenever he 
forgets that he is no longer a youth. But if such will insist on 
being foolish, they should first get rid of the Embolism, and cleanse 
the body of all superfluities in the shape of phosphates, alkaline or 
acid ; dissolve the clayey refuse, and evacuate it at once, else some 
time he may, in repeating youth-like follies, so shock and shatter his 
nervous system as to rob him of what few years remain to him on 
earth. This cleansing process is quite easy of accomplishment, as I 
have elsewhere stated, and while alive, am ready to instruct about. 
And this point suggests another closely connected with it : 

CXXX. Self-venery is more often a disease than it is a vice or 
crime. In either case the fault or habit is easily corrected, cured, 
and broken. All that is necessary is to exhibit medicines that will 
repress the amative appetite, and for awhile seal up the du6ls. 
The waste being stopped, of course strength accumulates, for the 
rich, vital life is retained, assimilated, and the diseases of nerves, 
brain, and j^elvic viscera disappear before the returning march of 
vigorous and triumphant health. 


my warnin 

the ruinous and suicidal policy of " conjugal frauds," that is, carrying 


reasons. They are these : The shock to the nervous system is at 
least ten times greater in such cases than in the normal rite, or even 

saw a case wher 

man was 


ty was 

the brain injured almost beyond the power of reparation. The 


vessels of the pelvis is so great, that premature impotence is sure; 
while that upon the cerebral arteries means insanity, paralysis, 
brain-softening, spinal disease, apoplexy, and death ! Unless both 
realize what God intended, ruin, sooner or later, is the inevitable 
result. In cases where the sensuous equations are not alike, the 
more rapid nervous atfion can be retarded by an effort of the will, 
and God's design be accomplished, not frustrated. One-half the 
sudden deaths of middle-aged men result from this cause ! 

Affectional Alchemy, 151 

CXXXII. Many husl inds, by various means, have so impaired 
. . personal vigor, as to be semi, if not wholly, impotent; but 
. istea( \ of imputing it to the right cause, they attribute it to some 
fault on the other side of the house, and poor she leads an unhappy 
life in consequence. Now this is all wrong ; but the cure quite easy : 

t j|e should occupy his own chamber solus. 2d. Breathe 

deeply. 3d. Be much in the sunshine. 4th. Drink no liquors. 

Bathe often. 6th. Eat solid beef, and unsifted flour — no 
potatoes at all ; and in four weeks he will recuperate all his lost 

man aeain : for while 



was fashioned by the master 

CXXXIII. It often happens that from some occult reason there is 



wan. v* «~ — — - . . 

conduft, lead lives of insistence, and reap crops of passive, yet 

enforced compliance on the part of their -victims, shall I say? 
Such men should realize that it is in their own power, by delicacy 
and kindness, to change the morbid to a natural state ; so that what 

om with loathing, wi 


natural and right, and be fully reciprocated 

forbearing trial, and some patience ; yet the reward 

oh, how delightful! to feel that she regards^, as a saviour from 

yourself 1 instead of as before, -a little domestic tyrant, bent on 

mischief, careless who suffers so long as you 

do not! 



in nothing so well and fairly as in the tones of our vo.ces. 
we are right in that resped, the sounds are clear, deep, round, ftd , 
sonorous, melodious, with an underlay of mus.c ringmg .out bell 
like from our very souls. It then shows that we are r^ht 1 th at 
the emotive and brain centres of our duplicate bemg , but wd^t they 
are cracked, shrill, sharp, acute, sneaky, false, «j^«£*J 
indicates little power and less Soul; for it .s morb.d, and .ts P » 
sessor is better fit for almost anything else than holy, honorable, 

God-san&ioned marriage 

CXXXV. Soul-vigor, 

and what it implies, depends to a great 

152 Affectional Alchemy. 

extent on Lung capacity, and that generally indicates good diges- 



in, or be accom- 

plished by, one who is deficient in the foundational quality of 
absolute manhood. Just so long as we are morbid in that depart- 
ment, that long we are demoralized all over, inside, outside, head to 

heel, and soul and body. 

Sexive health and purity is the price of power. We cannot have 



promiscuity, beats the soul's wings to the ground, cripples its 


grain. As a thinker, I regard that as one of the most 

all truths. 


of such persons as desire to cultivate the inner powers of the being ; 


seals up the spiritual eyes, blunts the inner power of perception, and 
ruins the capacity for psycho-vision, as that water and fire are antag- 
onistic. It is said that one cannot serve God and Mammon at the 
same time ; and it is equally certain that we cannot cultivate the 
better and loftier powers resident within us, and at the same time 
give a loose rein to the carnal passions of our nature. 

CXXXVI. The force of Genius is the force of Gender, and both 
are the force of Destiny ! No man or woman can be truly great 
unless their amatory natures are well developed ! 

In my medical pradice I first cured people of innumerable dis- 
eases myself, and then taught my pupils how to do likewise, by, 



When a man is full of vigor he scorns to do a mean thing, 
because he feels himself so much a MAN. You pick out all the 
scoundrels and drivers of hard bargains, and that portion of their 
nature will be found missing ; no color in their faces, no manhood in 
their being ; too mean to live ; too miserable to die ! 

On the other hand, when a lady's periods are sweet, pure, regu- 
lar, she's mighty apt to be very pleasant company to whoever 

Affectio7ial Alchemy. 153 



straight out from heaven ! 



near she begins to sour right away ; and a woman in either state 
hould forever be held apart and sacred, for she is no more capable 
oimfeliness at such times than is the weanling crawling on the 
floor. Why, every one can see at a glance. 

CXXXVII. Death is but the beginning of some people's real 
trouble ; and marriage is generally the commencement of every- 
body else's; for there's so much 

iT erted before marriage, and remain so afterward. Such can 
nlver avoid slander, scandal, backbiting ; but take thereto as ducks 
to water, because the foundations of nobility are sealed up ; and 
neither man or woman thus charaaerized can live at peace with 
any other of God's creatures on the footstool. 

Such wives either fool their lords, or make home too hot to hold 

and general chaos reigns 

Now if such would but take pains to revive and cultivate 


them. Such men 


the true mstind, the road to happiness would open straight before 



of the face, hands, arms, is loose 

and flabby, it is a sure sign of three things : kidney, bladder, , 
urethra,, "brain, or uterine trouble; originating „ f*£*» 
turbances; of chronic discontent; and of the need . cm. b 


breathe deeply, and the physical ailments will disappear 1 
_*. ... JL, do it. I have heard doaors recommend .t , 

but I 

cuity can never do it. 

with them or with 


To me they are but human toads bent on 
i mankind. I J&y any sane man to ovc the 

besliming the morals of mankind yg ^^ he alone > 
wife whom he knows shares with anothei favors 
by their mutual troth is entitled ! Public ^^^M and 
a ainst such doarine ; and altho ugh ^^^ true, 

wrong, yet in this it is ^^j£^^^^^ 
genuine man or woman is willing to, ^P a £ e hufflan half . 

which ought to be exclusively t e, -^ ^ rf ^ 

lings advocate the doarine ; but it is alway 

I54 Affectional Alchemy. 

house, at the expense of some one else's wife or daughter ! It is 

• * 1 . 1 J_ • 


" Variety." 

CXXXIX. People who have no charity toward those who, by 

pressure of circumstances, place, opportunity, or magnetism, step 
aside and commit a social fault, will upon analysis be. found not 
overly sound at heart, secretly unprincipled, and wofully lacking in 
the basic elements of genuine man or womanhood. 

Prudes are not perfectly clean in all corners of their souls. 

Those who demolish bagnios are usually bagnio-patrons ! Rakes 
and libertines have less mercy than their opposites ; while those who 
say a good word for the fallen are the ones who know how it is 
themselves to be spat upon, maligned, lashed, scorned, negleded ; 
and that too by those unworthy to latch their shoestrings ! while 
they who hate the opposite sex give proof positive of foul personal 

own rooms 


CXL. Men often like their wiv 

never really husband them ; and that's exactly what every woman 
wants but don't get — as a general rule ! Now if there is one fool 
greater than another, it is either the wife who submits to such treat- 
ment, when she has her remedy in the exercise of the three prin- 
ciples named elsewhere in this book ; or the husband who expedls 
that a negle&ed wife can really love him, and honestly be sorry 
when he dies ! 

CXLI. Virtue, not its opposite, is the normal state of man' 
Affection, not passion, is what we crave and yearn for ; and finding 
are blest. When we go astray it is more from the pressure of cir- 
cumstances than the natural inclination of our souls. Most of us 
were born wrong, and inherit tendencies not good for us ; still in the 
cultured will we have a never-failing remedy. 

The heart's allegiance must first be turned aside before the body 
yields to passional breezes blowing from off the home-shore ; where- 
fore I hold it better to not try to break the bad connection by force, 
but by the applied will rewin the straying one to love's arms again. 

CXLII. The essence of Marriage is consent. Ceremonials merely 
publish the fad ; wherefore it should be the law of every land that 


Ajfectional Alchemy. 155 

finds a woman worth seducing, and does it, should, by tha 
e be cpinpelled to maintain and acknowledge her as a law 


11 V^i^ / 

nnd hold him as a husband. 


aw bar him from man 


ty wou 


less of ruined girls and forlorn prostitutes. 

woman of her husband ; or he who 

a o-irl merits a season in Tophet, and it I were Brahm 

get it 



CXLIII. The more familiarities a single woman 


to undervalue her, and the less she 

respects and honors him 


doms. S 


the bloom from the peach, lessens them in their own and each 
other's eyes, and is the beginning of folly which often ends in the 
divorce courts, the brothel, bagnio, or the grave ! Modesty and cir- 
cumspection build up tottering loves. Their opposites bring dis- 
respect and finally dissolution. I say these things here, because I 

have long known them to be true. 
What a pleasant thing it must be to a sensible and sensitive 

whenever her heart prom 



which must 

soul. Poor She! — one of thousands ! — how ardently must she 
long for death, and dread even heaven itself, if there is marrying 
and giving in marriage away over in the upper Land ! 



than continued life. But then such states are begotten of her 
their, deep unrest, causing them to long— as have I ere now — for 
whole eternities of sweet and restful sleep. But then women 
capo 1c of such yearnings are immortal ; will survive death, and, let 
us believe — their longings will be appeased, their pangs assuaged 
over there where it is certain they, like myself, will at last be 

,- 6 Affedional Alchemy. 

understood ; for such seldom are on this earth, and at thirty odd, it 
is too late to hope to be while in the flesh. 

Helen, a loose one, caused the wars of Troy, and from her down 
the lane of ages, men, and women too, have praaically adored 


until some decimating scourge, originating in Lust, shall sweep the 
earth — as it will within a century ! — of six-tenths of its human 
denizens, the same wild worship will continue as before. 
X CXLIV. How very seldom married people praise each other ! 

yet nothing on earth goes so far toward rejuvenating a waning 
regard, as the expression of gladness at each other's points, ads, 




never get the slightest token of appreciation, even 
though we toil like abied slaves to deserve it. If love exists 

between couples, it ought to show itself in somethii 




magnetic, or passional attraction, wi 

bill of an anxious heart ! They paralyze us, render us cross, selfish, 
non-ambitious, careless, hopeless, solitary, and despondent. That 
affection which words itself by daylight, and snores when Night 

an hour's purchase. Palsied affedlion 


seldom gets entirely well again! and non-reciprocal marriage infu- 
riates all males ; and too many wives make not the slightest effort 
toward mutuality; and by so neglecting one of the first of wifely 
duties, clap the lid on the coffin of their happiness, and hurry their 
joys to an untimely grave ; and after thus 

committing 1 marital sui- 

wonder that their lords 

feet to worship and idolize them as of yore, in the halycon days of 
courtship and the honeymonth ; not realizing that he, poor fellow, 
has found the lace all paper, the diamonds all paste ; — and no man 
likes either of these ! She is not wise, who expe<5ts to hold a man 
securely unless one of her strongest cords is reciprocation, which 

every husband has a right to expect and realize ; and every wife, by 

Affectional Alchemy. 157 

bound to culture and accord. Otherwise 



he who habitually fails in that wifely duty helps to support the 
ales who occupy the palaces of sin — and gin, to whose 
society her husband is, as « they say," driven by her coldness. The 
strange woman at least simulates accord ; while the honorable wife 
expresses frigidity, horror, indifference, or disgust; neither of which 



I hold him not a good man who ever seeks what can never be 
sanctioned except by mutual love ; for it is a profanation of the 
divinest sanaitics of the human soul ; and he is a poor specimen of a 


nothing but Love can ever justify an aft winch may launch an 
immortal soul into being. Under these holy conditions marrtage 

generates glorious thoughts, noble resolve, courage to endure ; gtves 

goodness, God 

Under the false condition 


roll off into it at any moment ; and if there is an 
especifcJse, they deserve it who, with their eyes open, as mine 
now are, and for some time have beei 
That and « Variety " are death to true affeaion and ae_ 

. 1 m-4. 4-~ ovnpripnre anv but coarse and gross 
of the power and ability to experience any u 

Lion ; besides brutalizing human nature, destroying nob.eness 
charaaer, they totally unfit us to become parents of pu e h d, 
and good ones ; but only of such as, born of pass.on, shall tush on 
anu ^uuu unco , j M . re \n(r their progenitors at 

passion-tides adown the stream of life, cursing l* 

• u «e f>ie dreadful way ! But true love, thank Heaven . 
every inch of the cheadlul w< y The twain are 

antagonizes, and finally destroys, lurid, baneful 


fiend wheneve 
Thank God f 




many million outrages inside 
matrimony ; but these wont 

Ld I'd obey the law which underlies human nature every 

158 Affectional Alchemy. 

where. Men are chronically inflamed by reason of wrong life ; are 
too excitable, hence unreasonable; and are apt to obtrude offen- 
sively, and far too frequently, for the best interests of all concerned. 
Wives yield when it is clear that from ill-health they ought not, and 
cannot without injury. No human season occurs oftener than thrice 
a month at most; — before, after, and midway, of her lunar period. 
The first two being ovarian seasons, maternity may result. The 
latter is her periodic soul-season, when motherhood is impossible, 
but soul-blending the divine resultant. Here is another new revela- 
tion of Sex, and the statement of a law discovered by carefully 
noting hundreds of cases in a medical practice of nearly thirty years ; 
and it is one that ought to be conformed to, because it will yet 
prevent innumerable child-murders that else would result from 
ignorance of it. In announcing this law I do mankind a service, 
and save many a woman from risks they may not wish to en- 

It is held by some modern physiologists to be a law, that if the 
wife reaches the natural demise of marriage before the husband, 
and conception occurs, the resultant will be a boy, whose nature 



more like him than its mother. Thus the gender of an inchoate 
human being can be predetermined by the Omnipotence of Will; 
all that is essential is the agreement as to what it shall be. 

Before ending this se&ion, I desire to re-impress the great truth 
and vital law. It is this : Where husband or wife is ill, mentally, 
morally, emotionally, or in any other way, that illness can be 
assuredly remedied by them, if when lying by each other they will 
but place their hands on each other's breasts, and will an inter- 
change of vital life. It will instantly pass and repass, affording an 
exhibition of soul-power that shall astonish most people ; and this 
mutual impartation becomes not merely a physical-nervous joy, but 
a most powerful magneto-vital, health-engendering force ; an invigo- 
rant of the most wondrous potency ; a dired and holy prayer, 
certain to be honored and answered by the everlasting and 1 

& God 


Affectional Alchemy, 159 

CXLVI. Coupl 



IX so, 



whatever else it may be, five minutes 

retiring, and two on arising, while in mgm-uieb*, ^^^ ~», 

vaeinal kidney, bladder, testicular, and prostatic weaknesses will 

mists betore tne morning &uu , 
rpno-th will come an accrement 


In three 

months this course will revolutionize a household. Because it will 
e ive the soul a better vehicle to operate through ; clear the channels 

hodv : remedy constitutional weakness ; prevent and cure 

of the 


lease of life and all its nobler pleasures. 

CXLVIL Love-starvation is a terrible thing to endure, but one 


love ; — by willing" 

from you and centre on your adaptati 

fJ^S^ZZ - -, 'The same principle applied 

will repair the impairment 

CXLVIII. Accursed forever must 


Hers should swing by 
Another class of wretches 

I refer to the 

r arc 

makers and advertisers of peculiar f^"^ « 
compounded of villainous drugs, winch > ag. a e ^ ^.^ 

dead-sure to land the takers upon the be ^^ 

There are cases 

and hopeless impotence, incic absolutely essential to 

mvigorants, and direa aphrodisiac a^* « *-£ are incapabie 


aftion is tonic and constitu- 

of harming even a child, because **f"£££ 

tioual. and not sudden, fiery, lust-begetfng, and desttuc 

160 Affectional Alchemy, 

There are plants, essences, tinctures, and extracts, which, in the 
hands of good physicians, are effective for the purposes sought 
while utterly non-dangerous, and free from harm. Let such be 
used, or none at all. 

Elsewhere, herein, I have alluded to a paper upon the esoteric 

ad topic of this volume — called the Ansairetic 
form I have opened up certain knowledges wl 



to the complete education of every true adult 

person. Concerning it, wh 

my heirs, and those who will then become sole pub 

lishers of all my works. 

The End of the Vision. — I prom 

curious Vision, related in the forepart ( 
Woman and the Man. 


i st. It will be remembered that I sincerely loved and sympa- 
thized with my friend, to such an amazing magnetic extent that 
at times I was in absolute rapport with his entire soul ; and at one 
time, believing the vision to have been true, I pitied him, and the 
millions who have sailed in the same boat, and been wrecked upon 
the rocks of treachery, adultery, and deceit. But in this case the 
vision was not true, for the lady was then, and ever after, as pure as 
snow-flakes winging their way from space to earth, while still 
floating in mid-air. But she had, prior to leaving, associated a day 
or two with a woman of the world, who had suggested the strange 
question upon which the man had long pondered and morbidly 

g silence, had 



Ins evil suspicions, which suspicions he had imparted to me, and I 
had entered into full sympathy with him, believing just as he did. 

2d. My friend was an artist of wide celebrity ; very 
and ties of that character were easily formed by him ; an 
them was often as fraught with agony as would be pulling teeth 
from a sensitive soul, were that possible ; hence he was quite easily 
vampinzed by unprincipled women, just as I have been a score of 
times, in as many lands, in my own strange life, by female leeches, 
who, attraaed by the magnetic fulness of the nature inherited from 
the dear mother who bore me, came to feed upon it, and deplete my 

Affectional Alchemy. l6l 


very soul ; this, be it known, being possible without the si 
guilt of a sensual charader, for such is not always essential to the 
attraction of the vital life of ^ full soul by an empty cormorantic 
one. It was from the abundance of these she-fiends who clustered 
round me, that for a time a semi-libertinish odor attached itself to 
my name; because, being foiled in their desperate game and 
diabolic intent, they generally went off and took sweet revenue, a la 
Mrs. Potiphar, and scandalized me far and near, right and left ' 
cyprians, vampires, ghouls, all! — without a single exception! 
penniless adventuresses, who came to learn of me how to victimize 
mankind, because I knew all the higher, white, as well as the 
lower, and black, magic, and they panted like the hart after the 


impart, but dismissed them 

It is a 

curious circumstance of my life that the worst foes I ever made 
were, ist. The people to whom I lent money ; and, 2d. Those whom 
I refused to initiate into the mystical secrets adverted to above ; for 
the fellow who invited me to Massillon, after the Boston fire, finding 
I would not instruct him how to be a greater scoundrel than Nature 
made him, or God intended, perjured what soul he had, and thereby 
extorted nearly all I had saved from the fiery wreck two months 
before. The old " Man" of the Letter and young girl notoriety, also 
turned upon me for identical reasons. The Ranks of " Reformers " 
are thickly strewn with unprincipled males, and females, too, and I 
have been " done " to the tune of thousands by adventuresses of that 
peculiar ilk, as in the La Hue case detailed in the book called 
" My Curious Life ; " and in the case of " La Blondette," of the 

" Woman's Book." 

So much for victimization through magnetisme mauvai'sc, to say 
nothing of another instance where, through a cleverly morphined 
pint of ale — " Bitter beer " it proved — my mother's only son was 
relieved of some hundreds of dollars ; compelled to execute a will, 
and acknowledge a fa& which never existed, by the persuasive 
eloquence of a six-barrelled revolver in the hands of a male, and a 

pocket of a thieving 

I there- 

fore could pity the Man. 3d. If you turn to the sedion of the 

162 Affedional Alchemy, 

Mirror Vision, you will see that it had prophesied coming trouble, 
to be followed by a calm ; and also that I had utterly forgotten the 
fac\ for the time. About the same -period in which my friend was 
in the trouble about the woman, that trouble was enhanced and 
exacerbated by the arrival of a female from California, who had 
crossed the continent expressly to lay seize to his heart and 
passions. She was strongly sensuous ; of fine presence ; voluptuous, 
sharp, keen, pra&ical, and totally devoid of honor and principle ; 
yet fearfully, desperately in love with him ; so that, between all the 
powers bearing on him, the man was entirely distraught ; and that, 
too, at a time when from other causes he was ill, morbid, down- 
cast, and very negative ; he, therefore, had brooded on his wretched 
fancies till himself was half daft, and I, his friend, through sympa- 
thy, was in full rapport with him. 4th. He had entrusted the 
absent one with certain very important financial business, which 
she, in thoughtless mood, had utterly ignored and totally negledted ; 
consequently he was angry. 5th. He wearied me with the constant 
recital of his troubles, while I myself was ill, tired, worn out with 
excessive loneliness, mental toil, and financial embarrassments, all 
of which combined, threw me into a very morbid physical state ; 
and his injuries and my absurd fancies took the dreadful form they 
did, which state of soul was taken advantage of by the teaching 
dead! — the viewless powers of the empyrean, to inculcate the 
most solemn, if most painful lesson he or I had ever learned ; fos 
there was not, and never had been, the slightest ground for eithe* 

jealousy or suspicion ; for their obje6t was as pure as the sweetes* 
angel who flits in glory about God's eternal thrqne ! 

The lesson cured two of us of jealousy in the first place. 2d. Ric 
him then, and me, shortly afterward, of all vampiral influences, 
whether from California or elsewhere. 3d. It brought us both 
nearer to those to whom our hearts went out in craving, longing, 
yearning, for the bread of life — Womanly affe&ion. 4th. It led us 
to bend our stubborn souls at the shrine of the forgiving God ! $th» 
It taught us the mighty lesson of God-reliance and self-control. 6th. 
Taught us the folly of indulging even in occasional bibulant habits. 
7th. It opened the road-way to a higher possible life, though the 


Affectional Alchemy, 163 

sson was a terrible one ; taught us the folly of unjust suspicion, 
and to ask pardon, while extending charity — of all, to all, and to 

k it too, of that good and compassionate Lord whose chastening 
hand had brought us face to face with truth and human duty, until 
a* last the glorified beings flitting by that way peered into our 


on bended knee, — contrite souls 

redemption, and 

message home to God : — " Behold ! They 
Reason /^ / " Reader, go thou and do likewise ! 

Moral ! — 1 st. Never let your love be drawn out till you are sure 
it is right that it should be. 2d. If you are magnetic, take care to 
restrain its flow, and do not allow yourself to permit it to saturate a 
vampire, and then fall in « Love" with your own spheral emanation. 

time, else embodied and viewless 

XU. J. it* J '■v- — - — ■ 111. 

leeches will sap your body and soul to the very lees, and then laugh 
at you when the certain Horror comes ! 4 th. Trust no one who 
seeks to separate you from your mate. 5 th. Bear and forbear, 
give and forgive, and trust ye each other. 6th. Never be jealous, 
no matter what the proofs be, so long as your two bodily eyes do 
not sandion it. Remember my Lesson ! 7th. Fulfil the part of 

husband and wife 



physical conditions, soundness, health, normal play 

. • ...J »:^ol fnrrf><i. denends, un- 

of ele&ric, nervous, ma 
questionably, much of the weal or woe, happiness or misery, sarmy 
or insanity, attendant upon us in our journey through life. An 
experience of many years, in many lands, has familiarized me with 
all methods extant for creating the best conditions of vital health ; 
combating obscure diseases of the nervo-vital organization, and for 
overcoming the efle&s of both excess and violated natural law. 
That experience, travel, experiment, and observation enabled me 

mlv establish a New System of Med 


omceopathy, Water Cure 



my me 

survive to bless and relieve mankind, when my 

beneath the hillside, and my weary soul shall sweetly sleep 


\6\ Affedional Alchemy. 

the Throne of my Redeeming God, -the Ineffable One, who 8 e 
hand has brought me out of the deeps, and given me a erown of 
viaory at this end of my half-eentury of life ; wherefore I propose to 
teach others a part, or the whole, of the magnificent System evolved 
during all these years of toil and struggle ; and these are my reasons 

for desiring to do so : 

Very many of the large-brained, adive-minded People of this 
Country, as is the case with the same class in Paris, London, Berlin, 


some form of Nervous 



mental overwork. Another 

«, suffer the same troubles, but from different causes, — the 
g symptoms being difficult to alleviate, much less to cure, 
means at hand, for the reason that until my discoveries and 


tical preparation in 

meeting such cases suc- 

cessfully ; and since my preparations — during 25 years of trial 

power over an diseases involving 


without the adventitious aid of advertising, paid-for certifi- 
cates, and other modes of puffery, demonstrating this fad, — I am 
proud to say, the field of their usefulness is wholly unchallenged by 
the produ&s of the Pharmacopoeia of the civilized world. 

In the experience of every Physician worthy the name, numerous 
cases present themselves, which may be generally defined as loss of 
magnetism, depletion of magnetic force; in other words, Vital 
Exhaustion ; to cure which, thousands have resorted to the various 
hypophosphites, preparations of Lyttae, Valerian, etc. ; some of 


of iv h 

impermanent, and, as Dynamic remedies, and no other, are adapted 
to that class of troubles, wholly and utterly unreliable. Patients 
who need and resort to such remedies — and in vain, for reasons 



Vigor is the gift of God, have exhausted the brain and nervous sys- 
tem by indoor life, too constant mental application, — of course 
involving loss of lung-power, — and hence, like plants in a cellar, 
are bleached out. The Second class have lived too fast; and late 

Affect tonal Alchemy. 1 5 

•— and -bersonal excess have strand. '. tl m mulwas t 

hours, wint, "^ 1 ■ 

•v sea ; the Nerve fountains an run d, vital enei y is« </ 

llf V^ne; and existence is dull, feverish, wh lly ipiceless, ■ 1 
.• g d° n A Third class have led such fretful, 1 » md t bled 
mSiP1 that, without intentional error, they have nearl] extinguished 

llVe fi e of life. A Fourth class, embracing both sexes ami all ages, 
thC "gn years to threescore, consists of thosr untoiiunah nnIv 
!la or other causes, have hecome im rtcd, and I -litan 

(not to be m 


ioucu, uiu »"w^ •» - 1 

have sapped and drained their Vltalit till 
T Tne7h7s"waxy, nerves unstrung, brain soften, the, havt 

a Is , suspicious, lonely, nervous; easily *A 1 fa, Ik. W« *. 

H news- are gloomy, morose, scary, disconu n, d, drean, 
^l^icidal, secretive ; now tender, then coa, and ■ aiou 

gentle, then the opposite; vapory, fretful, . My * W, 

& . 1 j..iUa 1 /ii<fiuu»ir(l them l\ 


unfitted for life's most 

and estranging 

their best friends; they have become v m out 


tnatwou r< ultl m //;//S(7 . 

in m „rbid state of mmd and body a ] ^ ^ 

/,««, and worse tronble. There „ * t , 

was ted and reduced so that there . MM* *fc «■« 

follows. They hav fcg ^^ ^^ A 

S°" Sri goHwaste, Impotence, and senllh . - s » 
Sixth class nave t,ui"> . f 11 V1 ,r r till 

who wi 

threescore years and ten 1 ^ rf , c wlw 

The above list embraces 1st. AH th » ^ who 

are exhausted by mental labor £jj^ Ll, at tim, , 
fr „m various causes are angu£, «c,ab ^ ^ § 

unaccountably morb.d I; * J - A J P lessly s0 , fr om lack of 

attractive, -"J*£*J ^S « ■** » TT* 

«*«,». abd.ty; who re ^^ 3<1 . A11 

temperamental, gloomy, lonely, anu j> 

166 Affedional Alchemy. 

who have half-ruined their minds and bodies, sapped their health 


cess, normal or otherwise, or from any cause wl 
Who can doubt that, in reference to very mam 


lieth at the founda- 

tion ? No woman is ill whose Nervous apparatus is sound ; no man 
is so whose natural appetites and brain are strong and vigorous. 
Life and power, strength and force, beauty and love, talent, genius, 
endurance and longevity, all depend upon the normal health of the 
vital-nervous organs, for when these are disordered the whole being 
must and does suffer, and nine-tenths of all the diseases of "Civili- 

must and does suffer, and nine-tenths ot all the diseases ot "d 
zation " originate in the disturbances of that portion of the hu 




how to manufadt 

energy lost from whatever cause, for they are nervous force and 
vital power in tangible form, and adl, not by stimulation, but by 
invigoration, restoring magnetic and dynamic power, when 

nothing else on earth can do it. 

Physicians and others are hereby given to clearly and distinctly 
understand, that in no sense whatever are either of these prepara- 
tions empirical productions, or "Patent Medicines." Their discov- 
ery opens a new era in the curative art. They are not Medicines, 
but dynamic agents ; have been thoroughly tested in France, 
England, and 35 States of this Union ; and, where properly adminis- 
tered or taken, it is doubtful if a case exists of Incipient Consump- 
tion, Wasting, Nervousness, Hypochondria, Hysteria, Nervous or 
Vital Prostration, Leucorrhaea, Sterility, Brain Softening, Dyspepsia, 
Mental Wandering, General Debility, Whole or Partial Weakness 
from Nerval Exhaustion, that they will not speedily and radically 
cure, because of their extraordinary dynamic power. 

In the Medical Profession, the great want has long been that 
powerful, positive, certain, yet harmless Nervine-Invigoran! 
capable of direct action upon the brain, nervous centres, and pelvic 
apparatus ; an agent that will allay morbid inflammation, yet stimu- 
late, exhilarate, tone up, and permanently strengthen ; that will 

supply nervous energy, correft all morbid a&ion, and furnish the 

of a 


Affectional Alchemy. l $- 

material lost or wasted by excessive mental toil, venen masturba- 


forms of vital prestation. £j 

of any reasonable amount of pra&ice frequenth is coses of weak- 
ness, mental and physical, demanding the exhibition of pe uliar 
tonic stimulants and aphrodisiacs, that shall be certain in effect, vet 
non-irritant or reactionary. This want is generally met in nn 
remedials, beyond all question the most perfect vitalizing agents 
known, and hence peculiarly adapted to all cases of Female disease 
Marasmus, or Wasting, all ansemic cases, and those morbid states 
resulting in Hysteria, Despondency, Melancholia, Insanity, and 
Suicidal Depression, all of which result from Uterine, Ovarian, 
Cerebral, Nervous, Prostatic and Seminal Exhaustion in either sex 
respectively. To meet and conquer, especially, severe and stubborn 

ises of all such, I propose to in 
ire and use the following list of 
? no one but myself; viz., 14 
Lucina Cordial, 1 Protogene, 3 



2 for " accidental" complaints, but whose effects are supremely 
terrible — (these formulas are the only -perfect cure on earth. 
Hope for Poisoned wives). In short, I purpose to teach the best of 
my discoveries, and to give Parchment certificates to Prove the 
purchaser has actually been instructed in my system and my 


Through these remedials many have regained health ; old men 
and barren women have become happy parents, and patients stand- 
ing on the verge of death have been rendered strong and vigorous, 

of course not alone by medicines, but by the course laid down for 
their guidance, especially those set forth in my Pamphlet on the 
Prolongation of Human Life and Power, called "The Golden 


Where Parties expressly desire it, the above system will be sup- 
plemented by a Series of Esoteric instrudions, involved mainly in the 

Ansairetic Mystery. 

Those who have read my Works, need not now, at the end of 30 
years, be told that, as an expert, in diseases of the nervous and 
genital systems, my fame is too well established to be successfully 

x 68 Affectional Alchemy, 

contested by any man, men, or party, nor that the ablest Physicians 
in the land are glad to accept my teachings and improvements upon 
original discoveries. During the past year I have by a new discov- 
ery revolutionized the entire treatment of such diseases. By it the 
Dhvsician and patient need no longer " guess," but go at once to the 

cure of the case. The discovery is entirely original, and will be 
imparted to practitioners, — those who wish to make a specialty of 
treating that class of human ailments. Terms by mail. The car- 
dinal principle of both the treatment and remedials, is that, con- 
trary to all the " schools," I hold that Life itself is a principle ; that 
we are not born with a given amount of it, which, when exhausted, 
gives us up to death ; but that we can not only accrete and gather in 
new life, and thus add long years to the sum total of its duration, 
but also that we can intensify, deepen, broaden, and expand it in 
every direction, thus preserving our fire, beauty, vigor, energy, 
magnetic and personal force, to an unlimited degree. And not only 
that, but — and here is indeed a mighty discovery — that the very 
source of exhaustion, is, properly understood, the actual fountain 
of perpetuity, endurance, long life, and power, mental, physical, 
moral, emotional, and magnetic. In a 
almost wholly rejuvenate ourselves and become young again in 


spirits, vigor, mental power, and endurance, — that loss of love is 
loss of life, and that both can be restored. These things I teach, 
and among others give much practical knowledge of inestimable 

of which depends the happiness of all 


wedded couples, and ignorance 


murder, suicide, divorce, and wretchedness incalculable. [Tl 

knowledge is broadly laid down in the 



News," Tables of Contents 
eceipt of postage thereon.] 


for a great many reasons which I do not choose to set forth 


Lastly : this book will inevitably call attention to the B. O. E. 
(Brotherhood of Eulis), the Hope of the world and Sheet anchor 

Affectional Alchemy. 169 

f Mankind. All such are informed that a handbook of the Order 


be issued from this Grand Lodge ; to the officers of which ap- 

l'cation for information should be made ; and to no other authority, 

save myself, until death.* 
My address at present is Toledo, Ohio ; when it is changed, due 

notice will be given. 
See second note below. 

P. B. Randolph. 

There are quite a number of exceedingly important and inexpressibly holy and 
delicate questions connected with the subject-matter of this work, which, although 
alluded to, have not been openly and freely discussed herein, for self-apparent 
reasons. These things relate to the inner mysteries of the human being and of 
Eulis, (or the Philosophy of Love, Agape, not stogu,) and are only to be given 
under the sacred conditions of Patient and Physician or Teacher and Pupil. 
How long I may remain to teach of course I do not know, — only this I do know 
that I have suffered much and am weary ; but while able I shall take great de- 
light in clearing up the doubts and mysteries besetting those about me ; and all 
who need such counsel as I am capacitated to impart, are hereby freely war- 
ranted in asking or writing for it, — assured that I will do my best toward allevi- 
ating the distresses of body and heart, Soul and Spirit ; and although I cannot 
bear the burdens of all, still I have done somewhat of good in that line, and am 
ready to continue so doing while life lasts. 

* In March, 1874, I organized a society, provisionally, down in Tennessee 
"TheB. 0. E." to which it was my intention to teach all the occult branches 
of esoteric knowledge, constitute it my literary heir, and through it spring many 
lofty truths upon the world ; but 

14 The best laid plans of mice or men 
Aft gang aglee ! " 

And so did mine with reference to that society; for owing to irreconcilable 
misunderstandings it became absolutely necessary to dissolve the provisional 
society as the B. O. E., and to utterly decline to permanently organize it, owing 
to the presence in it of a person with whom it became impossible for me to break 
bread and taste salt — things which no man of Eulis or Rosicrucia will ever do 
under unpleasant conditions. Consequently, hereafter as heretofore, I shall do 
what good I can, single-handed and alone — yet not alone, for God and I are a 
clear majority. Til help myself and others, and He will help me. 

June 30, 1874. 



" Philadelphia, Sept. 30, 1873. 
" Dear Sir, — I am deeply interested. I have never read any- 
thing of your Publications except the New Mola.* On the 61 st 
page of that work, under Sedlion XIX., I find a single sentence in cap- 
itals: the same thought I have been inclined to believe for more than 
thirty years : — ' All People Do Not Have Souls ! ' My dear 
sir, do you mean it? Have you said something more about this 
somewhere else in your publications ? . . . Oh, do you guess 
how my soul hungers in viewing the table of contents of the extraor- 

dinary Works published by your House: — and you will guess I 


" Praying that your valuable life may be long preserved, and that 
you may continue to enlighten the millions as only you can, 


" I am, your true friend, 


308 Walnut Street. 


Merrill, Esq. — Sir : The following Paper, in substance, 



response to your interrogatories, allow me to say that:— All 
things are generally reputed and believed to reproduce their kinds. 
That is regarded as a determinate rule, and stria, unswerving law 
of nature. But it is not wholly true, nor an unchangeable law, 
because there is a law of spontaneous generation both in the faunal 
and floral departments of nature, - both vegetable and animal life 
produced by other than seed germination, some of which have, and 

* See notice at end of Vol. 


Immortalization* I7I 

others have not, the power of reproducing their kind ; instances of 
which are altogether too numerous to need special mention — as, 
for instance, the various acarii, produced from powdered flint 
which had first been calcined to white heat ; and the familiar phe- 
nomenon of lizardesque beings originating from salted cabbage in 
dark, moist cellars ; and still further, the occasional produdion of 
the low-type baboon, by the arrestation of gestation in pregnant 
negresses, — an instance of which occurred in Charleston, South 
Carolina, but a few years ago. So it is not always strictly, albeit 
generally true, that things reproduce their types and species. 

In the case of man, his origin by the methods and processes 
universally believed in a few years ago, is now almost as univer- 
sally discredited, for the Science of To-day reje&s all that cannot be 
demonstrated accordant with Law ; and the human being is proved 
to have been a gradual, and by no means a sudden or miraculous 
creation. [See the Volume "Pre-Adamite MAN," Published by 
this House.] 

It is difficult to determine the precise point at which the purely 
animal left off, and the purely human began. Every recession from 
the highly human type is an approach toward the Simian, or ape- 
type, and ape-like forms, shapes, hands, facial angles, faces, noses, 
mouths, and features meet us among all races, colors, and classes of 
mankind at every turn ; while embryology clearly demonstrates that 
the human being in utero passes through every stage of the world's 
animal growth and produces, from the jelly-point to tadpole, fish, 
monkey, up to man ; and the farther each gestative stage is pushed, 
the more perfect the resultant child. The lower types and forms of 
the Simiana are not, cannot be, immortal, by reason of paucity of 
cerebrum, or fore, top, brain, and redundance of back, low, brain, 

or cerebellum. 

If a man is, as science proves he is, a growth, then his immor- 
tality is a growth also, and not a miracle or gift, or the result of any 
sudden force applied either physically or metaphysically; and he 
must have ascended from a non-immortal ancestry. We need a 
new exegesis of early scripture, for in the light of the daily resur- 
reaions of the remains of dead nations and obsolete civilizations ; of 




exhumations of the remains of Prehistoric rac, « 
!,_;_ from geologic data, date back not 1 s than 


_ „f , million to two whole millions 01 years a< f 
three-quarters «^*". account as we find it . People 

it is mpoWiDie w — r- 

used to h and believe that 

all mankind were the pro env of an 

• 1 % 


sr<£. ^^^^r^::: 


wi fe. But that dogma is a dogma no longer. Black. 

brawn, Whte ellow races, ire 

d distinct from 

grayhounds from poodle 


„ headstrong long-spurred, do-or-diegame ; nor w, 1 one 
_ , Lfcrnm, oroduce a perfed specimen of cither of 

by admixture, prod 


In these davs science explodes the fables 
,h gone far toward dispensing altogether 


ty, and has 
the Edenic 

counl, -insisting tn« i—r, Caucasian, Indian, and the Nigritian 

,n diverse centres and sources, and Darwinian theo- 
ie reins and drive straight from Palace to cavern ; from 
j i ™.™ to man the cousin of hairy chimpanzee and 



and she demonstrates him to be a natural out- 



f nature ; and that his ancestors were some sort of 


nd improvement 

advanced from monkey-hood 
who m-aduallv learned the u 

fire and fighting, monogamy and mating, hut-building and clothes- 
v iring, and who, developing still, finally, through the lapse of 
thousand of— centuries, grew to be what he is now — generally, 
half-civilized ; for he yet hangs, beheads, cruellzes his kind, and at 
best delights in carnage, drums, war, glory, gibbets, jails, Alcohol, 
Tobacco. Robbery, and Force, meat food, and fiery drink, still laying 
claim to survive the ordeal of death, in an etherealized form, but with 
out knowing really how or why : Holding firmly to the belief that hi? 
life on earth is but the prelude to his music of perpetual being 
beyond the grave, while all nature chants the low, sad requiem of 
all other sentient forms, the totality of which topple over into their 

Immortalization . x » - 

original dust, and are no more as Individuals, but only survive in 
their respedive species. This belief gladdens him, yet it is a sad 
thought— Nothing sentient beyond the grave but man alone; 
while all other forms of life and beauty go out forever? 

Doubtless this development theory — of Darwin and. others, is 
mainly true — so far as it goes, — but it fails to go far enough. It is 
eminently unsatisfa&ory to every true thinker and hoper for life 
beyond death ; and the same class of persons find it utterly impossi- 
ble to predicate immortality upon the materials furnished for that 
purpose by those who are mainly interested in the firm establish- 
ment of the grand idea. They ask Why? but no logical reply is 

ren. I shall present it here and now. 


am aware of, contends that m 

Hows of Death 

ming safely to the etheral shores beyond, (they probably deserve 
that power quite as much as some men do), yet man is, physically, 
but an improved ape, which fact has a singular proof in this : viz., 

the higher simia will, and do, inter-breed with the lower human. 
Proof — the tailed "Men" of Namaqua Land : the dwarf peoples of 
gorilla-land, and the offspring of Hottentot women captured and 



that the monstrous progeny thus generated are immortal, even if, as 
is doubtful — the humanesque parent may chance to be so ; nor does 
it follow that all who are undoubtedly human, are also possessed of 
power to exist consciously subsequent to actual death ; for unques- 
tionably all are not thus endowed who possess the external and 
ordinary characteristics of humanity ; and there are thousands who 
pass and repass us in the streets every day of our lives who are no 
more immortal than the fish they ate for dinner ; for that power, 
fad, quality, call it what you will, is a development, an outgrowth, 
a result, the principia of which I herein purpose to briefly set forth 
and, so far as my limits permit, explain. And first let me define 
what the world and myself understand as the true definition of the 
term Immortality : 

The body is supposed to contain within itself an ele&rical form 
just like itself— head, eyes, brain, tongue, arms, legs, sex-organs ; 

l*A Immortalization. 

that at death this ^Ereal form escapes the body, and goes to spend 
its eternal years in heaven or in hell ; that it can die no more, but 
lives, loves, suffers, thinks, enjoys, in that other life ; and that it is 
in all respe&s a human being still. This brief definition is as good 
as one occupying a hundred pages. 

Now if man is — and the affirmative proofs are strong — the 


millenia ; if he is immortal and the ape-parents not so, it is clear 
that those advanced specimens of the Simiadae from whom sprung 
the first immortal human beings must have conferred on their off- 
spring a power and quality themselves had not ; so that at death the 
progenitors returned to dust, while the progeny exulted in perpetual 
life, and renewed existence ; immigrated to other worlds in the 
Vault, immortalized beings, but with no parents to meet and greet 
them on the farther shore — the lands beyond the swelling flood, the 
kingdoms o'er the Sea ! — and, undoubtedly, such was actually the 
case. Of course these first fruits were not of the high and fine 
grades subsequently developed on the earth by dint of time and 
better physical conditions. Logic is a good sieve, even if a grain or 
two of error does occasionally fall through the meshes among the 
finer truths. Now either the parent-apes were capable of conferring 
what they had not themselves — which is equivalent to extracting 
the greater from the less — an absurdity on its very face, — or man 
is not immortal by right or dint or reason of birth, and must, there- 
fore, reach that condition, or attain that quality in some other way, 
by some other method, through some other rule or Law ; that is, 
children must have the quality conferred upon them at the very 
instant of generation ; must acquire it during the gestative period ; 
at some other point or moment of their career, or, finally, gain it in 
some mysterious or miraculous manner not generally known or 
fairly understood. But it is sheerly preposterous to believe, and 
impossible in every way, that an immortal thing could, or can, 
derive its death-defying nature from that which is itself death's 
common prey and vi&im. To take a gallon from a river is easy ; 
but a river from a gallon is impossible, yet not more so than to 
predicate the immortality of the offspring of apes as a derivative 

Immortalization, jye 

quality. Yet I hold that a non-immortal human couple may 
«,n#»rnte immortal offspring ; but then that comes of the magnetic 


parents, who thereby impart the im 

may either/ 

mortalizing bias, which bias or tendency the subjects 
increase or destroy, by methods hereinafter explained an< 

Now let it be distinctly understood that we of Eulis hold that the 
general purpose of the material universe, the end for which it exists, 
is the crystallization of mind, — the immortalization of Soul ; but it 
does not follow that all human beings are death-proof, any more 
than that all the countless myriads of seeds produced every year in 
the floral departments of nature are endowed with reproductive 
vitality ; for by far the greater number is wholly inert, while others 
possess but weakling life, and even if they do germinate soon perish 
and decay. Transfer the view to the animated world and it will be 



production five thousand times for every single success, taking the 
lower planes of life only ; while in the case of man, the union, so far 
as offspring is concerned, fails nine hundred and ninety-nine times 
for every single successfully implanted germ. 

Again: Every healthy man — of course excluding libertines, 
debauchees, habitual passional transgressors, and all injured persons 
in fair spirits generates from one-quarter of an ounce to an ounce 
and a half daily of the three forms of fluid life — semen, prostatic 
lymph, and the exudation of Cowper's Gland ; and every normal 
evacuation thereof will average half an ounce, containing, as I have 
repeatedly demonstrated under a powerful microscope (one magni- 
fying 35>oco times) from nineteen, the lowest number, to seven 
hundred and eighty-three, zoospermes, every one of which was 
capable of being developed in utero to perfect human proportions. 
Take the first case, and it is clear that eighteen must fail if one suc- 

drcd and 



bosom. But, the chances are billions to one against even 
em effeaimr a safe lodgement ; and we conclude that for 


dred and fifty-seven billions of human germs doome 

j h 5 Immortalization. 

if not to perpetual death, taking the adult population of the globe to 
be about thirteen hundred millions. Another thought right here: 
Nature seleds the fittest to perpetuate species ; and the strongest 
and most a&ive zoospermes always override the weaker, and reach 
the ovum, dooming, thereby, all the rest ; but it is clear that they 
too must perish if there be no ovum to invite them. Precious few 
ripe zoospermes* reach the ripened ova, because deprived of the 
element time, essential to their perfection, the consequence of which 

is, that the great majority of peopl 

remain unripe from 

whereby the most m 

I will tell you a 

in that line are producible at will. It is this : [Here follow the 
glorious truths hinted at, but of such a holy, delicate, and private 
nature as to be only impartable by words or ink. The publisher 


hereof has no desire to exclusively retain it, and will,, therefore, im- 
part it to such noble souls as can appreciate it.*] These principles 
alone can redeem the world, and clinch the rivets of Immortality. 
Nature makes many attempts, but only few successes, and as it is 
with trees and grasses, shrubs and flowers, so also is it with man- 
kind. She tries, and tries hard, to immortalize a species, but only 
succeeds in doing it for individuals ; and it is as easy to pass along 
the streets and pick out those of Perduring souls from those whose 

Chinaman from 

sele6l a negro, Indian, Hottentot, or John 
Digger Indians. The truth is, that while 

3. The develop- 

man, generally, is immortal, he is not universally so. The deve 
ment theory is good and true to a certain limit, but it at any stag 
rate is wholly incompetent to the tremendous achievement of 
accounting for the existence of Soul. It needs improving ; and it is 
astonishing that its chief priests have never even attempted to 
demonstrate man's immortality, but rather have studiously evaded 
contaft with the troublesome question. Their theory foils them 
from the moment they reach the psychical and metaphysical phases 
of the grand subjea. They take no cognizance of soul per se 
whatever, because fully aware that they cannot give a reason why 
Souls should be at all. The fad is, that immortalization could not, 

* See the A sian and Ansairetic Mysteries — Passim. 




sity) I ^ is not a gift, nor the result of fiat 



or miracle, but is a 



may live : one of them shall survive 

of Death ; the second shall die forever, as that specific Person 



may lose them and go out J 

like an extinguished taper or snuffed candle, by reason of his 


of his nature ; wh 


boon, — if boon it be, — as some believe it, and m 

the great 

do not; but this fourth brother, by prompt adion, the instant 
abandonment of all his pernicious, soul-wasting, mind-dwarfing 
practices and habits ; the total and persistent avoidance of all in- 
fractions of the fundamental love-laws of his being, and a steady, 
manly course and demeanor, may regain what he has so rashly 
jeopardized and imperilled. 

Some human infants are born immortalized, death-proof, and 
indestructible from the moment they were conceived ; while others 
require long years and terrible disciplines and experiences ere they 
reach the coveted goal. For thousands of years the followers of 
Gantama, the Budha, have considered what we call immortality as 
an unmitigated curse, and continued existence as the most terrible 
and tremendous evil that can possibly befall a human being. They 
regarded Narwana, or the final cessation of existence, as the grand 
desideratum, — the Ultima Thule of all possible human hope, 
aspiration, and endeavor. 

Dissatisfied with life, its pains and penalties, there are millions of 
us who would gladly cease to be. [Time was when the penman of 
these lines, disgusted with the sham Philosophies and Philosophers 
of the age, actually tried to accept the doctrine of Budha; but, 
having reached the power — through the extraordinary means re- 
counted in Part III. — of glimpsing the mystical states beyond, he 
changed his faith, and raised his hopes, and all the more so by 



reason of his discovery that Nihilism and immortality alike are 
reachable through the continued exercise of the human will.] 

The discovery alluded to in the bracketed sentence is this : There 

are two kinds of immortality: 1st. A man may survive death, and 

^ escape the thrall of his physical form, and maintain his ethereal 

state for a while ; yet if he shall not have received the proper and 
essential love-impulsion before birth, or else have subsequently 


5 a law. He 

bowl, which 

grow smaller 

is again all within the rim of the bowl, and then bursts forever 
beyond the possibility of reparation. 

Since the advent of the modern phase of Spiritualism, there have 
been thousands of people who have sought to commune with their 
deceased acquaintances, but wholly unavailingly. Why? Simply 
because their friends thus sought have ceased to exist. 2d. A man 
may have received the proper impulsion before birth, or have gained 
it afterwards, and he may enter the ethereal lands with, to use a 
common but very expressive phase — such a good send-off as to be 
able to continue on forever. The two kinds of immortality may be 
likened unto this : one is as a seed planted in good rich soil, but 
only an inch or two deep, with a hard pan of solid, arid rock 
beneath it, which defies the roots to spread ; wherefore, that plant 
looks well and promises much for a while, but it soon withers and 
is seen no more forever. The other seed, planted in the same soil 
with plenty of water and root-room, grows gayly, waxes strong, 


and so was 

Nihilism: ist. That of the brute 

and the brute homos, or brutal-man — both of whom are doomed to 
sudden and total extin&ion— a cessation of being as complete as 
that of exploded powder, or extinguished light, which, as powder 
or light, can exist no more forever; and, 2d. A truly human 


a state infinitely harder to reach 

than any phase of adive immortality, whether transient or per- 

Immortalization. I7 


i — the man dies wi 





enue, vault, and chamber of his being. Now observe, a m 
;11 this definition of Narwana ; On earth the longest duration oi 
single musical note never exceeds a few moments; but this 

Note of which I speak, this Sunburst of celestial music, this instan- 
taneous rapture lasts unchangingly Forever, and FORI R! 


without an interval 

It is an 

infinite melody, struck on an Eternal harp, enduring forever and 


Such is the Narwana of the good ! The other, the Nihility of the 
evil and imperfe6t. Thus death has three Gates: the Iron one 
opens on Night — total extinction; the Silver one, on Immortal 
fields; the golden one on — What Gods may well aspire to ! — if W( 
are to believe what lordly and loftiest Seership tells us — and 1 am 

one who thus believes. 

I within the year 1873, met people whom I knew were under the 
ban of the bad Nihility. Elsewhere, in the volume of which this is 
a chapter, an account is given of a hoary-headed "man," of nearly 
seventy years, who sought, and expected, to prolong his own mis- 
erable and wretched life by absorbing that of a third young girl, 
one of sixteen years, — he having already performed the burial- 
service over two prior victims ; that old man is doomed to absolute 
extinaion, unless saved by repentance, physical regeneration, and 
the growth of afFe&ion within him. It was not passion or lust only 



young life, and wrecking a child of so few summers ; but the con- 


deadly, selfish deed ; he felt the need of the great base upon which 

must be builded, or not at all. Many 


follow that the monadal 

constituting, underlying, and animating the old lecher, and others 
of his ilk ; the detestable crew in whom lust reigns supreme ; the 

j8o Immortalization. 

infamous " Hullites" of the year I873 ; and the still more 
followers of the example of the thrice-dyed scoundrels wh« 
young children, and were burnt for it, — it does not follow 

monadal points, b 


ey will only cease to be 


those particularly villainous and vicious personalities ; while the 
germs basing their being may appear and reappear here again and 
again, clothing themselves with new elements, and, of course, for 

new careers. No one can go to the heavens 
until he shall have gotten all of good the earth or earths can give 
him ; and not till he has undergone the full ordeal and disciplines 
incident to material life can he reach that golden supra-immortality 
whereof modern thinkers, outside the pale of us few, have never even 
yet dreamed, imagined, or surmised. 

Nothing organically imperfect can ever enter and remain in the 
superlative and ineffable land of pure Souls. The imperfect must 
go back to the domain of chemics and matter ; nor can they, with 
hope, knock at the doors of the golden temples of Eternity, except 
they be full, fair, pure, free, and good, even though their discipline 
extends through a billion of ages ; and the greater the gifts or talent, 
genius or innate power one has, the heavier shall be the price paid 
for all accorded unto him. It may be well and truly said that there 
can be no peace in high places, — for storms, hail, and tempest 
hurricanes, fierce lightnings and crashing thunders play and break 
around the mountain's brow ; and he who would win the game of 
triumphant immortality must do so by loving well and much. 

But to return to the subjed : Darwin and his co-thinkers saw 
clearly that a different genesis of man than the usually assigned 
one was imperatively demanded in presence of the startling discov- 
eries constantly being made, and they adopted the theory of selec- 
tion, and, so far as externals went, were right; but instead of 
immortal souls, originating in, among, from, or by, the Simiadae, it 
was only the soul-case, the mere physical body, the outer form that 
was thus developed, thus grew up through the slowing ages, while 
the inside, the works of the grand watch, the imperial soul itself, 
originated otherwise and elsewhere. 



i< i 

Now by soul is here meant the thinking, conscious,. knowing 
hating, loving, aspiring principle — that mysterious something «bout 
whose origin, nature, perdurability or co-perishability with the 

body, so much has been 



le&ual battles. I propose herein to settle the controversy, or at least 



dent and conscious that herein will be found the only possible 
method and route to the final adjudication. It is hard for a true 

much patience wi 

of Soul and Spirit is that of a rarefied gaseous ether evolved from 
gross substance as light and heat radiate from glowing coals of fire 
in a wintry grate ; because such a conception is wholly untrue, 
seeing that no possible refinement of solid substance or matter can 
ever approach the state of even the magnetic yEth of Space, much 
less that diviner thing of which we are treating. It is clear that 
matter does not think; Soul does, therefore Soul is one thing, 
matter quite another, requiring a bridge to span the gulf between 

some subtle form of 

Soul be evolved from 

was from all past Eternity ; soul it is, and such it will 


solidified or condensed, or in its far-particled or fluid states, will 
remain matter until all its life is exhausted, and Deity shall have 
become senile and decrepit from the weight of Time and lapse of 

hoary centuries ! 

We know, can know, but little concerning God, notwithstanding 
so many people claim to be quite intimate acquaintances, and on 
familiar terms with Him ! yet we have every reason to believe the 
Ineffable One to be pure Soul ; and I, the 
and furthermore, that he is as A Sun, emitting countless billions or 
beams and rays every instant -and that each contains myriads of 
scintillas, every one of which is an embryon, or soul-germ, capable 
of development into perfeft man or womanhood ! 

While God is clear Soul, matter is pure body ; one is a unit, 
unparticled itself, yet emitting and irradiating, besides the countless 


j g 2 Immortalization. 

scintillant sparks or monads just alluded to — a glory-sphere 
aroma, aura, a portion of his divine Life, which is the breath of lif e 
to all these monads, and all else that exists within the radius of the 
universe. Soul, like God, is homogeneous, unparticled, indivisible 
necessarily death-proof, in itself considered, and we conclude there- 
fore Eternal, albeit no one can tell what u eternal " means, for we 
cannot clearly grasp a thousand years, much less millions of — ages ! 
Matter, on the contrary, is heterogeneous, divisible ; its Spirit is 
change, and that is the quintessence of Death itself. 

Erewhile I spoke of the menstruum wherein floated the rain of 
soul-germs, and I gave it a name. I now give it another, LOVE ! 



In beasts, apes, et ccetera, this vivific force is diffused. In some 
human beings it is condensed and crystallized. In some it is not. 
The first is immortal. The latter not so. Beasts, apes, Low-grade 
people, have instincts, attachments, magnetic attractions, and affect- 

ion : — Man, — true men — alone have love ! Beasts die. Immor- 
tal man lives on ; but if man be more beast than human he must 
share their fate and lot, and as that specific individual dies out, and 
the divine spark, losing its consciousness, escapes, and once more 
floats freely i' th' air, until God once more breathes into some man's 
nostrils, and it again becomes not a quiescent, but a living, active 
human soul ! If he be more man than animal he 
Death, defy ruin, laugh at destru&ion, snap his fingers in the face of 
the grave, and ride triumphant and vidorious o'er the mazy wreck 



such a th 

human, not only in the line of Narwana, but in quite another 
dire&ion. If a man reaches that mystic plane, then he comes 
beneath the sway and rule of supra-human, and ultra Law, and 

attains a destiny better, greater, higher than is afforded by the 

ordinary immortality, which gives him so much care and trouble 
and for which he so painfully yearns and sighs ! 

What the destiny, state, condition, better something is, I am no 
yet ready to inform the world —but may leave it for the Brother 

hood of Eulis to imoart. 







There are limitless regions of unexplored thought toward whicl 
that fast-increasing multitude, who think as I do, push ; nor do we 
as do many of the supernalists, — though not all, - confine our- 
selves to the mere outside, i. e. soul-fads of the universe. \Y e 
believe a few things as do they, but not all that they do, for which 
they rate us soundly. They rejoice in the physical demonstration of 
the reappearing dead, but are not quite sure alwa 
festing powers are really their departed ones, foi 
have we, the means of establishing identities throi 
ble agency alluded to elsewhere. Vast numbers j 
Spiritualists concern themselves mainly about rap 


scandal, mutual vituperation, backbiting, libel, misrepresentation 
" Social Freedom " — things of earth ; while we occupy ourselves in 
adtual research and inquiry into what happens to man after his 
flight over the river of death to that mystic state alluded to ; to 
Narwana and Nihility ; or to the upper spaces of the blue Empyr- 
ean. At and across the borders of death-land, we strike hands 
with all the Spiritualists, and there part company with some of them, 
because we seek to know more ; they are content to drink fourth- 
class mental vinegar, acrid as gall, flavored hell-aciduously, and call 
it wine ; while we quaff the waters of life on the very brink of the 
mighty River. 
Just so far do we go with the cold, hard, dry, materialistic, Un- 


Darwinism — a system which lands us in the gr; 
ntil we turn to grass, trees, beans, pineapples, or b 

according- to the localitv where death overtakes and trips us up ; but 


separate from Darwin completely, — becau 

system ignores Soul altogether. We are not wholly content with 
the modern spiritual do&rines, seeing that they fail to fill the great 
bill — of human want ; and because it is all head and no heart ; has 
no warmth, fervor, ardor, religion, about it ; not because it fails to 
make men better, but solely because it affirms and accepts the 
development theory as opposed to the genesic account of man's 
origin, yet fails to tell us how, when, where, or by what agencies 
immortality became a fixed fad. It accepts the dogma, but gives 
no valid or adequate reason why. It originates no thought, but 

x 84 Immortalization. 

boldly borrows and appropriates the mental stock of others. In all 
lands it depends upon, and bases its faith on media, whom it teaches 
man to accept as oracles, yet no two of whom tell the same story, 
or see facls alike. George, Peter, and Thomas, communicating 
through Medium A, in latititude 16, have no recollection of com- 

with the same party through mediu 

7-30. We 

and mystical ; — ay, even in matters of mere finance, such as specu- 
tion, buying, selling, contracting, or even in purchasing tickets in a 
lottery, prefer the better agency of a surer power — because it never 
lies, falters, prevaricates, and it ever tells the same story of the same 
thing, to all alike, no matter what the latitude or longitude may be ! 

But stop we here ? Oh, no ! for by the same instrumentality we 
enter the Slumber of Sialam, and with keen glance and quickened 
consciousness, scan, and leisurely survey realties denied to " Media," 
and with sure and rapid gaze trace the awful and majestic rush of 
hurricanes of glowing galaxies, — the wintry storm of falling worlds ! 

lamps of God flickering in the Vault ! starry eyes glimpsing down 
into the Deeps ! — pregnant earths waiting patiently to be delivered 
of the Humanity gestating in their bosoms. 

Seers, ancient, mediaeval, and modern, alike, inform the world 
that the supernal country is peopled by all grades of persons from 
the low and brutal barbarian to the high and polished civilizee; 
which, if true, proves that intelle&ual power and capacity is not a 
passport thither, nor a perquisite of immortality; for there are 
myriads — not merely of people — but of armies of savage races, 
tribes, and nations dwelling in that starry land. 

Moral goodness is not the touchstone or key either ; for no amount 
of that alone will warrant success, or prove the " Open Sesame " to 
the farther gate of the grave, nor be potent enough to ensure a man's 
safe arrival at the golden portals of disbodied glory- ; for of all men- 
dacious people ; of all pullers of the longbow ; all perfeded liars 
on the authority of those who claim to know about it — the disem- 
bodied ones are champions, able to give long odds, and then heavily 
discount all embodied falsifiers from Judas Iscariot, and Peter, who 
denied his Lord, down to the level of- who you like. It is not 

Immortalization. x g - 

race, nation, or complexion, that determines 

existence; for there are people of all kinds there, even "Niggers" 

and Sangs Melees 
Southern and Oriental 



and the dark-hued 
mber the Northern 

em in the same 

force of chara&er, and power of soul. The white Yankees, as a 
general rule, occupy, according to one A. J. Davis, a large tract 
known as " Diakka-land ; " while but few dark-hued beings can be 
found there, because they constitute the population of the heavens 
proper, — a long removesofrom the stormy realm and imperfecl 
people alluded to and named above, albeit myriads of the Light- 
hued races help to people these choice abodes of spirit-land. 

It is not age or sex either ; because, if reliance can be placed upon 
the statements of investigators — thousands of infants and people of 
both genders are continually demonstrating that they still live 
and lie ! Nor is it talent, genius, or social status. What, then, 
really constitutes the passport to the ethereal worlds beyond and 
above the earth we live on? Reply: All who return evince, 
express, and counsel love ! and so confirm the faith of us, 
who hold that, and that alone, to be the great sine qua non, the 

m, without which it were 



a pocket-pistol ! This establishes one pregnant fad, viz., 
are deathless have love at the core ! It, alone, is the life-boat in 
which man sails o'er sounding seas to triumphant existence beyond 
the grave ! Whence it assuredly, ay ! and remorselessly follows 

love, waste soul [see further on], and will 

who waste 

assuredly dwindle back to his or her pre-existent monad life or state, 
there and thus to abide the chances ; patiently waiting for an oppor- 
tunity to begin a better and a fairer race on earth toward the 


len, sunny, shining shores beyond ! 

the number of those who have written and preached 

about the immortality of the Soul ; and yet 

with a 

single exception, has ever attempted to give a 

scientific reason why man is endowed with the power 01 

1 86 Immortalization. 

survival, for which reason I attack the problem here, and for the 
first time in the world's literary history give the reasons why, 
enlarging somewhat upon the theory advanced years since, from 
the same source, in the book now called " Soul : The Soul World, 
and Homes of the Departed," then known as u Dealings with the 
Dead ; " and I now proceed to state the argument ; and start with 
the propositions, that : — No Apes are Immortal : Man is an im- 

Ape ; therefore man 


m Ape 

therefore apes possessed the elements which, in man, conspirec 
produce immortality. No apes being immortal, or endowed v 
death-proofness, it follows that his Simian ancestry could not h 
endowed him with such qualities. Then where did he get them 

it? and How? 
lose it? If his 


must have two 

urely mortal, whence his immortality ? A 
>. If man begins as a soul, what hinders 
him from coming to a full stop ; a final cessation ; for commence- 
ment not only implies, but inexorably means, End also ? If he is 
death-proof in part, or totally, what is the rule and law underlying 
the tremendous fa& ? Is it gainable ? losable ? If either, why ? 
Now all of these are fair questions, worthy of fair reply. In the 

in one sense, I may call apparitional or 
s who are only so in seeming ; who have 



we associate with the terms Man and Manhood. Such may have 
been born so ; or, as in civilized life, may have worn away the 
jewel, and deprived themselves of the very first essential to the 
attainment of supra-mundane existence ; people who talk about, 
but will never even glimpse the « Summer Lands," or scent their 
blossoms afar off, because they have wasted their substance, and 


Men, but 

at best become but the sentient vehicles for the exploitations of dis- 

embodied wags 

Some, so far as immortality is concerned, die in bringing forth 

some work, or mechanism ; - laboring without recuperation, until 

Immortalization. x %» 

hility to build up soul is forever and forever lost ; they having 

red the heart-valves, kidneys, supra-renal capsules, prostate 

land and seminal vessels, rendering it wholly impossible for them 


propagate their kind, equal their f 
: the electro-ethereal body without 


ot be. There are very many in our midst who never received the 
proper congenital impulsion; acquired it since birth ; or who haw 
lost or wasted the power by too faithful worship at the altars of 
Mammon, Venus, or Onan. 

lan. But it is gratifying to know that such 
even may escape nihility, and gain enduring life beyond the grave ; 
aye and by stern resolve and persistent endeavor, aspire to the sub- 
lime destiny reserved for noble souls, — that magnificent future 
awaiting the choice spirits of mankind — the Peers, princes, and 

Powers of the starry skies ! 

Soul, per se, I hold to be Eviternal, Sempiternal, and Eternal, 
just as is that Supreme Deity whom we believe to be, not because 
His existence is demonstrable, but because we cannot help it, for 
God is Soul, so is man— exhtere ergo sum I It has been from Now 
to all past Eternity ; is, and probably will be, from Now to all Eter- 
nities to come, and its one orbit is the grand Eternal year. Of 
course there will come a moment in the far-off aeons when matter 
will have yielded up all its ele&ric, magnetic, and ethereal hfe and 
essences, which it will have contributed to form the elednc bodies 
of the Imperial hosts of the dead ; when the last monad Will have 
been incarnated, and no more new souls will be launched into being, 
and the mighty armies will migrate into space ; the refuse of Mattel 
prepare to a.ain renew its forms in loftier moulds ; the second ad 

| ^^ 

transcendent drama be ended 

purpose and meaning of the vast universe begin to be reahzea 

and understood — as not Now 

Sou, is an Empire, or rather a ^^^ZS 
controlling, governing power, bo M ueny 
all space, yet central at Home, just as man hves a o«r ^ 
but mostly in a tiny point at the centre «*»™* £— of 

scions at all points ; but supremely and minutely lutions< 

that vast Brain whereof stellar galaxies are but y 

1 88 Immortalization. 

and astral nebulae mere nervous fibrilia ! Soul is a radiant, invisible 

white Fire and Light located topograp 
middle of the head ; and metaphysically 



we see the effedls, but are not, and never will be, conscious. 

All things whatever emit a sphere, aura, air, aroma, or atmos- 
phere peculiar to themselves. So does man ; so does Deity, and, as 
said before, His nervous fluid, or sphere, is Love, which, like all 
other fluids, is governed by Wave-motion, not linear. Proof: We 
are suffused with love, not merely penetrated by it. When a love is 
sharp and cutting, beware of it, for it is electrical passion, not mag- 
netic affection. Love is the effluence of God's body ; upon it souls 
feed, for Love is their life, and they derive sustenance from it in two 
ways : First, from the ^Eth-Love pervading the Empyreal Vault ; 
that universe-life which flows out from God. Second, upon that 
fabricated by, and supplied it through, the 

genital apparatus of the human frame ; for that entire organic system 
of each gender is but a mighty, powerful, intricate, yet wonderful 
chemical laboratory and eledlro-magnetic battery, whose function 
and office it is — giving us pleasure, comfort, peace, and joy, while 
performing the strangely esoteric task — to elaborate matter's high- 
est, purest, subtlest essences from food and drink, and absorbed im- 


ponderables, and send it to the central brain, — Material whereof 
Soul fashions the deathless lining of the fleshly frame, the ele&ric 
body within and beneath that of clay, and which it will wear in the 
spaces where gross substances are unknown. Now it is easy to see 
that this great end and aim of Nature may be, and is, defeated in a 
variety of ways, some of which I will point out, and thus this mono- 
graph may be the means of saving many a being from ruin, utter, 

total, eternal, and complete. And 


apparatus have a direct 



doom one to Nonenity — the equivalent of complete Annihilation! 
Why ? Because no mechanic, not even Nature, can perform perfect 
work without good materials and tools ; and if the Prostate and 

Immortalization. X $ Q 

Cowper's glands ; the uterus, ovaria, and supra-renal capsules ; the 
testes and vaginal fibrilia — which are the implements with which 
the spirit-building is accomplished — are not sound, adive, healthful 


brick-house can be built without 

would tumbl 


Light ! Thus it is literally true that every excess and debauch adds 



It is 

from the source named, alone, that the soul obtains the materials 
and elements whereof to construct an ethereal body — from the 
finest essences of matter held in absolute coalescence by the highest 
law, and, therefore, proof against death, division, decay, or dissolu- 
tion — within its fleshly one, by processes analagous to that of gesta- 


tion — and completes it as the vehicle whose true use only begins 
subsequent to the fa6t of physical death ! The problem is Solved ! 

In my day I have encountered thousands of Lust-fired, passion- 
driven human beings of both sexes who I am sure were quite as 
pitiable as blamable ; and I made such cases an especial study for 
many long years, in very many lands, the result of which is that I 
know, with more than mathematical certainty, that it is utterly im- 
possible that such beings, as those described a few lines above, or 
the old man whose criminal longing for the lives and vitality of 
young girls I have elsewhere alluded to, can by any possibility have 
been rightly formed en utero. There was something lacking : too 
much mortar ; too few bricks ; nor did they receive the proper im- 
mortalizing impulse before birth, or have acquired it since. Such 
beings are semi-conscious of their lack of elemental soul ; that it 
was and is attainable ; that Love was a grand Fa&, but not theirs ; 
that it alone could satisfy their longings, and confer the boon they 
craved; that young girls were generally over-full of soul, life, 
animation, vivacity, and were easily drainable ; that magnetism is a 
soul-conveying vehicle or fluid ; and they rushed headlong to the 
conclusion that possession of such would, in some mysterious way, 
cause the young life to pass to the old frame, renew it, and confer 
upon them what themselves had not — the power of death-surviva . 

190 Immortalization. 

Such beings — for Men they are not — have a secret craving for, and 
sense of lacking of, the magnetic unction and inner power which 


alone is the assurance of ethereal life beyond the grave ; and this 
half-conscious sense constitutes the impelling spur and motive to the 
unhallowed wish, and the diabolic and detestable crimes it leads to. 
Furthermore : My investigations with all the powers at my com- 
mand, and facilities accordant, led me to the irresistible conclusion, 
and deeply solemn religious belief, nay, absolute knowledge, that 
no confirmed Onanist, or correspondent transgressor of the other 
gender, is immortal, for reasons set forth elsewhere herein, and 
which cannot be repeated in this chapter, except to observe that the 
mechanical, vegetable, tree-like life of the insane from that abom- 
inable and most accursed cause, absolutely demonstrates the lapse 
and loss of Soul itself, leaving nothing but a mere humanesque 
automaton behind to show the world what once was, but is no 
longer, an immortal human being ! Familiarity with, and investiga- 
tion of Spiritualism, proves beyond all cavil, that while thousands 
of all other sorts of debauchees claim to reappear and manifest, vet 


that not one single 

They are Dead ! 

inevitably die — soul and body, unless they turn right about and 
begin the salvatory life as recommended in this and other works by 
the same author. 

Attraction, gravitation, selection, are regnant and unbending laws 
alike of Soul, Spirit, Mind, and Matter. Oil and water wont mix. 



no more. Apply the law just stated, and vou will see the reason 



The Simian progenitors of man did not endow him with immor- 
tality ; but, by natural, which is sexual, seleftion (of the finest and 
fairest by the strongest, bravest, and most intelligent), at length pro- 
duced beings a great deal finer, superior, higher, better, than them 

selves. Their parental anedion enabled g< 

toward perfedness, and the consequence was superior bodies, and 




affedions, in their young. « Cowper's • and the prostate glands 
W ere developed, enlarged, perfe&ed ; as were the testes, ovaria 


. a nd, for the first time, 

an organization existed of such potent, magnetic, and chemical 
power, that these organs in the course of generations — still 
seleaion— were enabled to evolve and elaborate that which coalesced 

with the anim 

human, until it was enabled to inhale monads 



God breathed 

her, its, their ^ 

nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living, 
which, being competent to evolve the finer essences, at once immor- 
talized the being ! 

Now take notice. Magnetism is the power of man. It is of two 
kinds, physical and mental, or of the body and the soul. One 
may abound in the first, and have nothing whatever of the other, 
else would we expect to see men of strong build, firm health, any 

amount of physical, magnetic plethora, capable of being fathers to 
the very finest specimens of the human race ; but such is notoriously 
not the fact, but quite contrary ; for they only who abound in mental, 
emotional, soul-magnetism, are capable of generating a superior 
breed of human beings. Again, Magnetic strength is one thing, 
magnetic unction quite another. The first is material ; the second 
psychal ; the results of one are superior physical specimens of the 
species ; those of the second, mental and moral giants ; and in the 

h large spiritual souls and 

weight ounv neoDle, wi 

magnetic unction, will produce children a myriad times superior to 
the other. Bear this in mind, for on it hangs the solution of the 
problem before me ; for if the breather have not love-unction suf- 
ficient to plant the germ of immortality, by bequeathing strong love- 
power to his offspring, how can that child have a starting-point 
wherefrom to go toward the land of spirits ? or force to elaborate the 
electrical body essential thereto ? And if he does not then endow 
his babe, at death its soul will dwindle back to the monadal state ; 
its present identity and individuality be lost, and the monad will 

pacial -^th, to be 


orable auspices, until at last success crowns its efforts in the 


192 Immortalization. 

process of immortalization. This often, very often, occurs ■ and 
these reincarnate souls frequently partially awaken to a vague dim 
sense of their then pre-existent states ; and this explains in a few 
lines what has been an insoluble problem all along the ao-es from 
Budha to our own day ; and it is the only satisfactory solution ever 
given to the world. 

Were Darwinism all true, and man merely a developed Simian 
there could be no such thing as destiny or Fate. But there is and 
men are cast to a certain lot and career as positively as that they are 


and grooves, hopelessly, and are as certainly and solidly bound to 


Ixion. Some are doomed to perpetual strife, struggle, poverty, 
hopeless effort, from the nipple to the grave ; they fail in all things, 
and disappointment, disaster, ruin, and defeat stalk by their sides, 
turn whithersoever they will or may. Love, wealth, fame, comfort, 
rest, joy, happiness, success, all elude them, and if apparent 
triumphs come, defeat invariably ends the game. Other people do 
or say with impunity things that are sure to bring down storms of 


- 7 ~ 

is their lot forever on the earth. On the other ha._ 
exadly opposite ; whose every step is a triumph, and whose touch 
transforms everything to gold, money, fame ; success flows in upon 
them like a rolling tide, and they revel in delight without a shadow, 
till life on earth closes on them in a blaze of wealth and glory ; yet 
these people are not half as able, good, noble, true, as the other 
class. Now all the Darwinism on earth cannot acm„ n f f M as. , rof 
the solution is easy. The successful class are t 



class man. The others, the failers, have undergone prior existences 

former . w 

or are undergoing ripening disciplines preparatory to special sun- 
bursts of usefulness, joy, and glory on the further shores of time. 


Failers touch ground while the vidors on earth kick the beam ; and 

more real value to earth, life, God, and 


universe, than scores of the others. 



Atlantic to a bra 

Children begotten wi 

a propci ,un UIC .x ™, ue[re r parts may easily make them <* 
They who do generate offspring by loveless marria , commit 



ty ; for all human 1 i n ,r S j lav 

nave a 


generation; and also to that culture and training thereafter which 



who becom 



of the dead ! 


It follows that the low, harsh, crash, selfish, hard, crusty, dn 
ungenerous people are not entitled to, nor without Very strenuous 

motion from 


mainly those who, themselves abounding in love, yet languish unto 
death without return. 

Of course a child receiving Love's impulsion will ride triumphant 
over death's dark tides, even though its bodily eyes never open upon 
or glimpse this world of ours ! 

Many and many a full-grown man or woman, stepping into the 
grave at ripeness of years, only step out of it again as dwindled 
monads; and when reborn they too have vague, shadowy reminis- 
cences of the, to them, foretime. They who arc loveless are no J 
more immortal than the ox which falls beneath the butcher's axe ; 
while, per contra, myriads of savages, Indians, blacks, and the un- 
couth of all races, ages, and climes, attain to immortality, becau J 


of the love and love-generating power within them ; for that alone 
lies at the foundation, and is the sole process of its attainment — or 

In conclusion : Let all who wish for immortality learn to Love, 
and cherish the better feelings of the human heart; take good care 
to preserve, regain, and cultivate affeaional, amative, and psychical 

J 3 

i 9 4 

Im m o rta liza Hon. 

Health ! Wh 

the nature is injured take immediate means to 
e point will be gained, and goodness reign. Let 

le there's life there's hope ! and, however 


no one despair ; for 

dark the outlook, don't for a moment forget that God still live 

that the darkest hour is just before day ; that the densest clouds have 



that, though 



We may be happy yet ! 







V*< / 

PART in. 


I add this chapter to the present work for two reasons- ,* T 
gratify the hundreds of correspondents who, for five years past h ° 
pressed me for something on the points involved ; and 2 d T ' ™* 
in a concise and condensed printed form, information whicT it 
would be wholly impossible for me to write n,,f f^ ~ 

ask it of me 


is necessary to be known upon that occult subject 



The far east must ever lead the world in the Dractinp nf nan ~ 
skill and mechanical ingenuity of the most SS^SMwSS^yiiS ' he 

America cannot produce a single exhibition wh;,>h » " UUJ » ,l «w«w ot Europe or 

the commonest Indian juggled Th ^ JaZeTe Svp ^F^ J* the feat3 of 
of the .light-of-hand illusion ^XlSw^Ji^^^ T" V&Tt 
this country and in Europe; but the necromancy of Tain if > g a V (h f ncw m 

of Slam. In the atter country there is a royal troupe of juggleii, whoS m 
only at the funerals and coronations of the kings, and then on v in Ii,J «™ 
of the nobles of Siam, or those initiated toot£F^^^™$V^ 
country. These necromancers do not perform for money, are of Se blood 
and n„ seldom that a European sees even their faces. Last yearj.owever an 

Jtna nrinf,,?' T^iTk" ^ C0a ?? 7 ' * eT *»™* a somewhat remarkabL cure 
fw £ °S ?**' Wl ^ had been treated in vain h 7 a11 the P^sicians of the country. 
Great was the gratitude of the Siamese court at the doctor's performance ; and 
as a reward commensurate with his great service, he was permitted to witness 

SvJT fo 5. raanCe °f Te P ada>8 ro ^ al t^upe of jugglers. This exhibition was 
given in the sacred temple of Juthia, on the 16th of November, the occasion 
wing the coronation of the young king. The surgeon's narrative, stripped of a 
large amount of description, and materially condensed, is given below : 

"in the temple op juthia. 

Woun-Tajac called me very early, and he and his father's cousin, a joHy, fat 
°ia gentleman, called Soondatch-Tam-Bondar, set to work to prepare me for wit- 
nessing the performances in the great pagoda. A white turban was wound 

°, , XX) y ,lc ad ; my 6kin was stained the color of new bronze ; my mustache 
rutniessly trimmed down, blacked, and waxed till it had the proper Malayan 

ejected droop and tenuity; my eyebrows blacked; and native garments fur- 
nished me, over which I wore the long white robes which, I was told, were 



I9 6 The Glyfhce Bhatteh. 

v„. 4- n +v.o t i n w*ieA ' The meoda of Juthia is more celebrated for its 
peculiar to the . mtmted. ine . pag> archite cture. It is, nevertheless, 

n Z"§™ ^™™\^$to£" Jt is 8ituated without the city ' upon 

a broad "and" ^a^^SS^lerated considerably above the level of the 
river-plains IUs approached from the city by a long, bnck-paved avenue, wade, 

straight, and imposing 


- Soondatch and Woun-Tajac, each holding me by an arm, now directed me 
toward one of the doorways of the temple. It was guarded by two men, with 
drlwn swords, and very fierce aspect, who stood in front of a heavy drapery of 
red^oth that concealed the interior of the temple from outside eyes At a triple 
password these men admitted my companions, but crossed their ^ ds ^^ 
breast. Soondatch whispered in the ear of the elder of the two ; he started, 
gazed at me intently, but did not withdraw his barrier. Woun showed him a 
ficmet. He took it, and reverently placed it upon his forehead ; yet still he 
refused to admit me. There was a controversy between the doorkeeper and my 
companions; and, at last, the elder guardian whistled shrilly upon a bone-pipe 
tied about his neck with a strand of silk. A tali man suddenly appeared, I could 
not see from whence. He was middle-aged, athletic, and had a most peculiar, 
cunning, self-possessed look of person and intelligence. 


exclaimed both of my companions at once ; but the man, who was naked, except 
for a breech-clout, took no notice of them. He put his band heavily, but not un- 
kindly, upon my breast, gave me a piercing, long look, and said in excellent 
French, < Are you a brave man? '— ' Try me ! ' I said. Instantly, without another 
word, he bandaged my eyes with a part of the long white robe I wore; he 
snapped his fingers suddenly, whispering in my ears, 'Not a word, for your life ! ■ 
and the next moment I found myself seized in the hands of several strong men, 
and borne some distance along a devious way, ascending and descending several 
times. At last I was put down; the bandage was quietly removed; and I found 
myself squatted on a stone-floor, between Soondatch and Woun-Tajac, who, with 
bowed heads, and faces partly shrouded in their white robes, squatted like statues 
of Buddha, their knees and shins close to the ground, their haunches resting 
upon their heels, their hands spread palms downward upon their knees, their eyes 
deflected, and a look of devout reverence and abstracted meditation in their 
countenances. The light was dim to my unaccustomed eyes, but all around, as 
far as I could see, were white-robed worshippers crouched in the same attitude 
of silent reverence. 


" By degrees, as my eyes grew used to the dim gloom, I began to look about 
me. The place was a square vault, so lofty that I could not see the ceiling, and 
I should say pot less than a hundred paces long and wide. All around the sides 
rose gigantic columns, carved into images of Buddha always, yet with a thousand 
variations from the central plan, a thousand freaks of fancy, a thousand gro- 
tesqueries, through which shone, the more effectively for the departures, the 
eternal calm, the stagnant, imperturbed ecstasy of apathy of Buddha's remarkable 
face, with the great pendant ears, and the eyes looking out beyond you into the 
supreme wistlessness of Nieban — a face that once seen can never be forgotten. 
By degrees I came to see the plan of this evidently subterranean vault, and to 
look with wonder upon the simple grandeur of its massive architecture, which 
was severely plain, except so far as the carving of the great columns went. At 
the farthest end of the hall, resting against the columns, was a raised dais or plat- 
form, covered with red cloth. This stage was raised between three and four feet 
above the floor of the vault, and was about thirty-five or forty feet deep and one 
hundred and fifty broad. Behind it a curtain of red cloth hung down from the 
capitals of the towering columns. In front of the stage, just about the spot 

The GlyfhcB Bhatteh. 


where the pulpit of the orchestra in a Greek theatre would h» 
Ihaoed altar, with a broad censer upon it, in which w«hw' ™ 8 a tri P 0(J - 
Sd with gums and aromatic woods, that diffused S^fftJS^ ** 
pungent, sacramental odor. u » u ine *nole vault a 


a Suddenly there was a wild and startling crash of barbaric mmio fi™. j 

the stage -gongs, drums, cymbals, and horns -and with womW,,i T ? nder 

£ a rf ally indescribable effect, a band of naked men came ^S^bSEdS 

curtains, bearing each a scented torch in his hand, climbed the columns S he 

agility of monkeys, and lighted each a hundred lamps, strung Cm the U ! 

almost of the columns sheer up to the apex of the vau t, which I c3d „,? 6 

ie in a lofty dome, that doubtless pierced far up into ^Kr^"^ 

proper. The illumination from these multitudinous lamps was very brnliant 

too soft to be dazzling or overpowering, yet so penetrating and pervasive tl , ™i 

misS ed nothing of the perfect light of the day. The din of the horrSor hestra 

increased, and a band of old women came out from under the stage singingVor 

rather shrieking out) the most diabolical chant that I ever heard The red 

curtain fluttered a little, there was a dull thud, and there, right before us alone 

side the censer, stood a very old man, but wrinkled, with long hair and beard 

white as cotton fleece. His finger-nails were several inches long, and his sunken 

jaws were horribly diversified with two long teeth, yellow and ogreish. H 

naked, except for a breech-cloth, and his shrunken muscles shone with oil. no 

took the censer in his hands, and blew his breath into it until the flame rose 

twenty feet high, red and furious ; then, with a sudden, jerking motion, he tossed 

the burning oil toward the crowd of. squatting spectators. It shot toward them a 

broad sheet of terrible flame ; it descended upon them a shower of roses and 

japonicas, more than could have been gathered in a cart. Turning the censer 

bottom upward, he spun it for a minute upon the point of his long thumb-nail, 

then flung it disdainfully away toward the audience. It struck the pavement 

with a metallic clang, bounced, and rose with sudden expanse of wings, 

He was 



frightened horribly, and seeking flight towards the summit of the dome. The 
old man gazed a moment upward ; then, seeing the tripod upon which the censer 
had stood, he sent its legs apart, with a nervous hand, straightened them against 
his knee, and hurled them, dartlike, toward the eagle. They glanced upward 
with a gilded flash, and instantly the eagle came fluttering down to the pavement 
in our midst, dead, and three horrible cobras coiled about him, and lifting their 
hooded heads defiantly, and flashing anger out of their glittering eyes. The 
music shrieked still wilder, the snakes coiled and plaited themselves together in 
a rhythmic dance, lifting the dead eagle upon their heads, and, presto ! right in 
our midst there stood the tripod again, with its flickering flame, and its incense- 
savored breath. A more perfect illusion never was seen. 

" ' That is Norodom/ whispered Woun-Tajac in my ear. Another actor now 
came upon the scene, whom I recognized to be the tall athletic, Tepada. Behind 
him came a smaller man, whose name, Woun-Tajac informed me, was Minhman, 
and a boy, probably twelve years old, called Tsin-ki. These four began some of 
the most wonderful athletic exhibitions that can be conceived. It is 


unless you saw it, what work these men put human muscles to. I am not going 
to provoke the incredulity of your readers by attempting to describe the majority 
of them. In one feat Tepada seized Norodom by his long white beard, held mm 
off at arm's length, and spun round with him until the old mans legs were 
horizontal to the athlete's shoulders. Then, while they still spun with the lury 

Minhman sprang 

198 The Glyphce Bhatteh. 

horizontal continuation of the ancient; and when Minhman was firmly estab- 
lished, the boy Tsin-ki caught to his feet in like manner, and the tall athlete, 
every muscle in him straining, continued to whirl the human jointless lever 
around. At last, slowing slightly, Tepada drew in his arms till the old man's 
white beard touched his body ; there was a sudden strain, and the arm of men 
from being horizontal became perpendicular, Norodom's head resting atop of 
Tepada's, Minimum's head upon Norodom's feet, and Tsin-ki's head on Minhman's 
feet. A pause for breath, then the column of men was propelledinto the air, 
and, presto ! Tepada's head was on the ground, Norodom's feet to his, Mihnman's 
feet upon Norodom's head, Tsin-ki's feet on Minhman's head. Each had turned 
a summersault, and the column was unbroken ! 


"One trick which Minhman performed was a very superior version of the 
mango-tree feat of the Indian jugglers. He took an orange, cut it open, and 
produced a serpent. This he took down into the audience, and, borrowing a robe 
from one, cut the snake's head off and covered it with the robe. When the robe 
was lifted again, a fox was in the place of the snake. The fox's head was cut off, 
two robes borrowed, and when they were raised there was a wolf, which was 
killed with a sword. Three robes, and a leper appeared; it was slain with a 
javelin. Four robes covered a most savage-looking buffalo, that was killed with 
an axe. Five robes covered in part, but not altogether, a lordly elephant, who, 
when the sword was pointed against him, seized Minhman by the neck and tossed 
him violently up. He mounted feet foremost, and finally clung by his toes to 
the capital of one of the columns. Tepada now leaped from the stage and 
alighted upon the elephant's shoulders. With a short sword he goaded the beast 
on the head until, shrieking, the unwieldy animal reared upon its hind feet, 
twined its trunk about one of the great columns, and seemed trying to lift itself 
from the ground and wrap its body around the great pillar. The music clashed 
out barbarously, Norodom flashed forth a dazzling firework of some sort, and 
the elephant had disappeared, and Tepada lay upon the stage writhing in the 
folds of a great boa-constrictor and holding up Minhman upon his feet. 

" During three hours the exhibition continued, feats of the sort I have described, 
each more wonderful than the one that preceded it, following one another in 
rapid succession. I shall content myself with describing the last and culminating 
wonder of the startling entertainment. 

"the beautiful luan prabana. 

" A perfectly formed and most lovely nautch girl sprang out upon the stage, 
and was hailed with universal exclamations of delight, everybody calling out her 
name, Luan Prabana, as if it were a word of good omen. Her only dress was a 
short petticoat of variegated feather-work. A wreath of rosebuds crowned her 
soft, short, black hair, and she wore a pearl necklace, as well as broad gold arm- 
lets and anklets. With a brilliant smile she danced exquisitely for some minutes 
to the accompaniment of a single pipe, then she knelt and laid her head on old 
Norodom's knee. The boy fanned her with a fan made of sweet-fern leaves 
Minnman fetched a lotus-shaped golden goblet, and Tepada poured into it from a 
quamt-lookiug flask :a fluid of greenish hue. The old yogi-like Norodom took 
the goblet and blew his breath upon the contents till they broke into a pale blue 
flame. This Tepada extinguished with his breath, when Norodom held the gob- 
let to Luan Prabana's lips, and she drained the contents with a sHi. As if 
transfigured she suddenly sprang to her feet, her face strangely radiant, and 
began to spin giddily around in one spot. First the boy, then Minhman then 
Tepada tried to arrest her, but they no sooner touched her than 



that thrilled them as if she had imparted an electric spark to them. Spinning 
constantly, with a bewildering rapid motion, the girl now sprang off the stage and 

The Glyph* Bhatteh. IQ9 

flown the hall, along by the foot of the columns Tsin-ki, Minimum, and Tepada 

aun .. . „„^n;«- Tn ana out anions the ornwrt tlipu cmm *u~ *i . *. 

active pursuit 

m aiuTv r ...... w spun, the three chasiiv* 

Temda seized hold of the chaplet that crowned her; it broke, and as she was 
whirled a loner, a spray of rosebuds was scattered from her brow in every direc- 
tion Anything more graceful never was seen. And now a greater wonder. \\ 
the extremity of the hall the three surrounded and would tw seized hei wh 
still revolving, she rose slowly into the air and floated gently qi our heai 
towards the stage, scattering roses as she went. At the brink of the 6t si 
caused in mid-air; then with a slight, wing-like motion of her arms, mounted up 
up toward the loftiest arch of the vault overhead. Suddenly old Norodom 1 

bow and arrow and shot toward her. There was a wild shriek, a rushing rond 
and the dancer fell with a crash to the flags of the floor, and laid there an appar 
ent bloody mass. The music burst forth into a wild wail, and the chorus of old 
hags came tumultously forth and bore her off in their arms. 

4 'was it a miracle. 

"Now from behind the red curtains came a dozen strong men, bearing on 
their shoulders a great leaden box, which they laid upon the front part of the t 
As they retired the old women came out bringing a low couch, decorated with 
flowers and gold-embroidered drapery, upon which lay Luan Prabana, <1 
forth in bridal garments, and sweetly sleeping. The couch with its sleeper * 
put quietly down upon the front of the stage, and left there, while Norodom an 
Tepada went to the leaden box, and with hot irons attempted t unseal it. 

That is Stung-Tieng's coffin,' whispered Woun to me ; ' the old saint has b D 


dead more than half a millennium.' 

"Quickly eagerly it seemed to me, the two men DroKe open me iasienmgB <>■ 
the coffin, until the side next the audience falling out at last, a teak-box was d - 
covered. This was pried open with a small crowbar, and what seemed a gn t 
bundle of nankeen taken out. Tepada and Norodom commenced to unwind I Ins 
wrapping, which was very tight. Yard after yard was unwound and fold by 

Shman and at last, after ft least one hundred yards of wrapping had n taken 
off, the dry, shrivelled mummy of a small, old man was visible .eye clo 
dry and hard, - dead and dry as a smoked herring. Norodom tapp 1 I th co. 
with the crowbar, and it gave a dull, wooden sound. Tepada to ed 
caught it- it was still as a log. Then he placed the mummy upon Noml 

knees, and fetched a flask of oil, a flask of wine, and J censer burning 
pungent incense. Norodom took from his hair a little . b< « °f jnguent and, 

'prying open the mouth of the «^J» • «JJ ^g3&%^& 

tongue could rattle like a chip against the dry fauces, tie nueu 

unguent and closed it, and anointed the eyelids, nostrils and ears 1 > 

Tepada mixed the wine and oil, and carefully rubbed every j£jj^ J „ 

it. Then, laying it down in a reclining position, they put VI ic du „ 

the chest and withdrew a space, while the drums and g°°0"" ^ women ro 

and clattered, and the shrill, cackling treble of the chorus 



" A breathless pause ensued — one, two, three i m in rf ^ c( r A 

sneezed, sneezed thrice, so violently as to M*W."~ l } vacant , out around the 
moment later the thing sat up, and stared, blmMng ' , iv ' elu , ( i breast and bob 
vault - an old wrinkled man, with mumbling chops, a. T ]iX appr , ,1 

vauii — an old wrinKieu man, wnu i»'"""";o - * f ' i u ,« ( i Tepada api» 

and little tufts of white hair upon his chin and «***£ \ ld awa fer 

him reverently, upon his knees, bringing a salver, TO w ^ u t , 

The old man did not notice him, but ate drank, and tott ^^ ) h 

feeblest decrepit old dotard that ever walked, in » fc ,, mumbling, 

nautch girl slumbering upon her couch ; he scuffled leeoiy fy ^ 1(1 ^ 

stooped as if to help his dim eyes to see her better , ■- 

waked, clasped him in her arms and to her breast, £»d k ^ & full ,, d , 
Sensible magic ! He was no longer a nonagenarian 

200 The Glyphce Bhatteh. 

fiery youth, who gave her kiss for kiss. How the transformation was wrought I 
have no idea, but there it was before our very eyes. The music grew soft and 
passionate, the chorus of the old women came out, and with strange Phallic songs 
and dances bore the two away — a bridal pair. I never expect again to behold a 

sight so wonderful as that whole transformation, which, I may mention, my 
learned Jesuit friend, to whom I described it, regards as a piece of pure symbol- 
ism. His explanation is too long and too learned to quote, but he connects the 
ceremony with the world-old myth of Venus and Adonis, and claims that it is all 
a form of sun-worship. 


" The show went on for some time longer with many curious feats. At the end 
of an hour the Phallic procession returned, but this time the Bayadere led it, a 
strange triumph in her eyes, while the youth lay upon the couch sleeping. The 
Phallic chorus sank into a dirge, the youth faded visibly ; he was again the 
shrivelled dotard; he sighed, then breathed no more. Luan Prabana retired 
sorrowfully ; Norodom and Tepada wrapped the corpse again in its interminable 
shrouds, restored it to the coffin, and it was borne away again. The attendants 
climbed up to and extinguished the lights. I was blindfolded and borne away 
again. 1 found myself once more at the doorway of the temple in the broad 
sunshine with my friends — as the mystic ceremonies of the great temple of 
Juthia were over, it may be for many years." 

" With strange Phallic songs and dances bore the two away — a 
bridal pair/ 1 " Venus and Adonis — a form of sun-worship." 
" The Phallic chorus sunk into a dirge." Can anything be plainer 
or more direft in confirmatory proof of what I had written in this 
book, than this excerpt from a newspaper, dated April n, 1S74, 
months after this book was completed, — but the appearance of 
which necessitated a brief additional page or two ? There is no 
need to go to far-off Siam to witness such marvels, or to learn their 


t only witnessed displays of High 
marvellous, but different from the 

above, but have myself performed the feat of Fire-drawing, and 
came very near destroying the life of a woman who assisted at the 
rite, and but for the quick, brave, self-sacrificing a&ion of Dr. 
Charles Main, of Boston, that woman would have been slain by fire 
drawn down from the aereal spaces by principles known to me. 
For fifteen years I sought a female of the right organization— an 

American Luan Prabana [tl 

tress] —and not till March, 1874, did I find her. Her Self-will, and 
brother-in-law's [he was a Pupil] lack of decision, and his weighing 
of less than three dollars' expense against the possession of the 
loftiest Magic earth ever saw, determined me to seek elsewhere for 
the true material — which, it is needless to say, I have found 

The Glyphce. Bhatteh. 

acrain in my own personal circle. The Mysteries are all 



Discal, Yoni 






with all whom I have partly taught in this land is that thev 

~~ a nf them — saw anything - nobler than *U« u_:n> . 

one of them 

chance of 

sure gain, or opportunities to gratify P ass i n. Wherefore, of 

course, I dropped them all. The Phenomenal magic recounted in 

the extract given above, together with the equally 

of Egypt, Negro-land, Japan, China, Tartary, and ] 

tantly approached by the Fire-tests, materialization and the like as 

startling things 

only dis 


with the air-floating of various persons, myself included, are, so far 
as real use is concerned, but secondary trifles compared to that 
loftier system of the far Orient, whereby persons are enabled to 
glimpse behind the scenes of life, and note what transpires on the 
further side. To the special consideration of that transcendent 
phase of high magic, I shall devote this concluding chapter of rm 




of either dollars or lusts ; for I cannot help utterly despising the 

Mammon or Priapus. One thing 

absolutely certain, and this it is : No one can succeed in either 
branch of high magic whose spur and motive is such as I deprecate 
above; but success is sure to eventually crown the efforts of the 
persevering student, whose aims are goodness and the acquisition 
of power for noble ends. 

For many ages people have sought to penetrate through, or lift, 
the veil which hangs between the world we inhabit and that vast 
realm where causes reside and principles exist. To that end, 
recourse has been had to drugs, such as opium, cannabin, and cam- 
phora; to mesmerism, ''Psychology," disks, magnets, and fasting; 
and in later times to circles and various so-called marvellous 
methods ; all of which, in the end, have proved unsatisfactory, and 
the student and searcher has been, by them, left worse off than 

before. Not all persons can reach the interior sight 


methods, because all are not possessed of the essential organic 

202 The Glyphce Bhatteh. 

attributes, or constitutional bias and tendency. To all such tW*> • 



surer, better, safer, and grander road, and that is self-devel 


are within their will and control ; and which require but the 1 


to ensure, if not complete success in soul-sight, then in those oth 
qualities, powers, and attributes essential to perfect human ch 

That agency, I hold, is some form of the spirit-glass or lens 
the "Urim and Thummim, ,, or metallic breast-plates used for 
purposes of divination, and worn by the priesthood, as recounted in 
the Bible ; nor the stones and crystals of later days, — but the per- 
fected spirit-seeing or magic-glass, formed of materials prepared in 
the Orient, and fitted for use in Paris, France. 

These are of two generic kinds, and also of diverse grades, sizes, 
sensitiveness, focal power, and magnetic planes, — because' those 


different lines: And First. The common kind averages about 
eight inches by seven, and is a true ^thic mirror adapted to 
ordinary ends, such as invoking the dead ; and the other purposes 
for which they have for ages been used. 

The difference between the spirit-seeing mirrors, such 

methods and materials of their 


as are 

construed therein set forth, and those hereinafter described, is 

the difference between a first-class gold repeater, and a common 

cyhnder- escapement watch. Both are timekeepers, but one is 
vastly superior to the other. The material, of the two classes of 
mirror, are quite dissimilar , and the labor expended on those here- 


bed, is simply enormous 

poshing, heating, bathing, and magnetic man 


they were intended. I 

adapted to the uses for which 

weigmng Iess than a for wh . ch 

demanded $4,000 n P-old rr^ „ j 

.rM, :♦ g ' d was not at a11 anxioils to Part even at that price. Second 


The Glyphs Bhatteh. 

the same sort ; but which of course are far better, stronger 


ran £re 


there were five sizes of this class ; but it was found that but 
could be depended on ; as the rest were extremcl; liable to fracture 
b : reason of the great climatic ranges of temperature i 

North Am 


This class were also found better suited to beginners than to pro 
ficient seers ; especially those who, not content with the limited 




magnetic calibre, focal ranee, JEW 


or magnetic reservoir, and of a capacity equal to the solution ol 
almost any subject capable of demonstration by such means ; w In - 
fore that form was superseded, in 1874, by the ne plus ultra of all 
such things in that line; — fine oval magnetic polar ones, with 
deeper, broader, larger basins, or magnetic reservoirs, pi esetv 1 
deep-sea surface, nearly absolutely perfect, and leaving Lm< t 
nothing to wish for in any respecl: ; — a beautiful, clear ovoid, and 
of size, focal length and calibre seldom equalled and never surp d. 
They go in grades, sizes, ranges, and cost according to their ilium i- 
nant power. 

In January, 1874, I received a few from Paris, and hung them on 
my chamber-wall to charge and fit them for their owner, — a lady ; 
and there they remained till the morning of Feb. 8th, when they 
became suddenly illuminant, and no grander sight ever was beheld 

human eyes than was presented on that memorable morning ; fol 
the whole starry galaxies; rolling world-systems of nebulae; vast 
congeries of stellar constellations; cities afar off on the earth; and 
scenes never before beheld by eyes of this world, were displayed to 
such a grand, sublime, and amazing extent that the soul panted with 
the weight of the transcendent Phantorama.* Such mirrors as these 


They are, every one of them — (from the plain surface mirror, to the magnifi- 
cent, golden-edged, Beauties ; or the enormous 40-ineh ones — fit for a Lodge ! — 
worth a king's ransom !) — capable of mirroring correctly — and beforehand too < 
the Markets of the world. Here is a strange test, whose truth I solemnly 

avouch : — 1 M 

A pregnant lady - and such are ever the most favored in all lines of celestial 

magic, -on the morning alluded to above -Feb. 8, 1874 -gazed into one of 


The Glyphce Bhatteh. 

would they were mine ! 

ora promiscuous 

ly and rightly used, are capable of more 

- mesmerists on the globe ! Very few of 

any grade are imported, save wnen expiry uxuccu, UK „** 01 
breakage in crossing the seas and by inland carriage being too great 
f« *,Wt nf Wer consignments, even were it possible to have such, 

which it is not. 

Full dire&ions for their general use and care are given in the 


But those of the 


superior grades require suplementary 
treatment, ist. They should— when i 
iHi face to the wall in a dark place, else 

with a board or plate (usually furnished with them) 
every ray of light. 


to the full blaze of the sun for at least an hour ; while a similar 
exposure, but of longer duration, to moon or starlight, invariably 

ones. The larger 

and quite often adds new ones, 
room full of persons at the same 

fixed immovably, and the people arranging themselves so that each 



stand closer than from four to seven feet or more ; and when the 
seance begins, no word should be spoken, no movement made ; and 
it ought to open with a prayer to the Most High, while special 
invocations, for any given purpose or purposes, may be made to 
lesser potential intelligences. Those which are now in this country 
are of an extraordinary character and degree of power ; their illumi- 
nant surface has never been equalled ; while their true cuspic-ovoid, 

the mirrors, and demanded to know the sex of her unborn child. The reply 
came instantly — " A Boy ! and a great one ! a vast soul ! — the king-seer of five 


The result, so far as sex was concerned, was absolutely true ; and there is but 
little doubt that the rest will prove equally so. This same lady was the only true 
mystic of her sex I ever saw in America. She was the best mirror-manipulator 
on the earth, and owned— still owns all the genuine ones on the continent. 
Through her I have obtained specimens of such rare value, that to part therewith 
was like the loss of the right eye. 

The Glyphce Bkattek. 2 oc 

depth and breadth, is most admirable, — appreciable by those 
favored ones who are true seers and born mystics, as heing imnx s- 
urably superior to anything of the kind seen since the days of the 
ma gi on the plains of Chaldea ! — for great pains have been taken 
with the glasses, which act as prote&ing-shields to the material 
beneath on which material, the mode of its preparation, season- 
ing application, and magnetic manipulation, and not upon the glass 

..if their beauty and excellence wholly depends; albeit the 

highest art is brought to bear in the making and shaping of the 
crystal-shield, and in the constru&ion of the frames in which they 
are mounted. The Glyph^e-Bhattah, or Mirror surface itself i 
the true, and well-fa&ured bhatt from India, whence alone it can be 
procured even by the Mystic Brotherhood of Paris, France, where 

e mounting 
Due care i 

that they, like a child, be kept clean ; to 

warm soft water 

flannel, is the first step ; followed by a similar bath 
fresh beer, or liquor spurted from 
dlptits: the. second for the sake, ist 

the mouth 

2d, of the individ- 


ual magnetism ; and, 3 d, the symbolism embodied in the lit 

palpably as not to need further explanation. Write /< 

information on this delicate point. 
« But why are these black-white, cuspic ovoids magnefc or mag, 

cal in any degree ? or, if they are, why may not we of Western 
Europe or America fabricate the same ? " To which the reply ,. . 
You cannot! because you know not how to in. — £— 

even if you knew them, which you do not - that enter as el— 
into the mysteriously sensitive substance *^^^J^J 
covered, and which alone 

which the lava-glass and frame are merely 


People of the West (Europe, - America) are not subject * the 

same extremes of passion (sexive) as are ^^^i^atm 
know not either its awful intensity, or its ternD e p cfofe they 

they dwell far more in the Brain than in the gender, ^ ^^ 

have less verve 'elan, and passional power than their 

2 o6 The GlyfhcB Bhatteh. 

and sisters of the far-off eastern lands ; as a general rule, with occa- 
sional exception, they are unable to reach the magnificent goals of 
soul-vision and magic power easily attainable by the sallow devotees 
of Sachthas and Saiva ; and therefore cannot realize the intense 
passional furore, essential both to the successful invocation of corre- 
spondent yErial Potentialities, and the charging of mirrors with the 
divine spiritual reflective powers which characterize them. I here 
alluded to a profound mystery connected with their construction, 
known only to the initiate, but which is vaguely hinted at in the 
subjoined quotation ; — a mystery at which dolts and fools may 
laugh — provided they sense its nature, but which higher souls must 
reverence, honor, and adore. 

Says Colonel Stephen Fraser, in his glorious volume entitled 

" Twelve Years in India," a magnificent book, which was kindly 
lent mc»by Mr. W. G. Palgrave, of London, who called on me in 
August, 1873, while on his overland route to China, via San Fran- 
cisco, and whom I had known in England fifteen years before, as a 
polished gentleman and scholar, and one of the deepest mystics on 
the globe outside of the Orient : 

" We joyfully, gladly went, —five of us, her Majesty's Officers, on 
a tour of military inspection, the toils of which were likely to be 
rewarded by an opportunity of witnessing the dance of Illumination, 
of the Muntra-Wallahs, or Magic-working Brahmuns, whose 
strange miracles, worked apparently by the triple agency of Batta- 

(rice), Gookal (red-powder) 


some very strange things were to be seen. We were all prepared to 
witness skilful jugglery, for which the residents of Muttra* are 

ved to ascertain, if possible, how it was all 

Je, everything claimed to be either supra- 

so far as the underlying principles were 




riwr Jumma, in latitude 27 deg. 31 min. North; longitude 77 deg. 33 min. 
SMI ; a place famous for the manufacture of Magical apparatus; and one of 
he on two places on earth where the Parappthaline gum is prepared, wherewith 
tlu tdepti smear the backs of these extraordinary mirrors, so celebrated by the 
Tanous authorities named in the text."- Twelve Years in India. Vol 2, p. 28C 

The GlyphcB B ha it eh. :o 

concerned Jt was sheer skill, but such as no Euro- 
pean could pretend to equal ; yet how the sleeping girl could tell 
our names, ages, place of birth, and fifty other true tacts, she ne. 
having seen either of us before, — because the dust of Jubalporc \ s 
still upon our clothes, we having been but one day in Muttra, — was 
a problem not easily solved. They call it the Sleep of ialam, and 
she passsd into it by gazing into a dark glass. 

"After reading Lane's story about the Magic Minor in his 
<- Modern Egyptians ; ' what De Sacy says in his famous ' :\ posit 
de la religion des Druses;' Makrisi's account in his •\Y< 
the Mamelukes;' J. Catafago and Defremeny in the hur 
Asiatique ; ' what Potter affirms as truth in his k Tra> in . ri 
Viftor L'An^lois, in ' Revue d'Orient ; ' Carl Ritter ; Dr. E ^m 


Von Hammer 
with Orienta' 

i his ' Hist, des Sasseins ; ' W. H. Tayl I ' Ni btt 
Magicians;' the * Gesta Magici* of 1 >an la 

Curieuses ; ' ' Youetf 

Arts,' and innum 


— it was ar 

possessed by these mirror-gazers, of both sexes, all ag, and 
diversity of culture, thau to attribute it all to chicaner; 1 lud 


W U 

ing, when speaking of the exhibition of the previous day ; and no. 

\ go see Sebeiyeh dance- [the Mirror Bridal e of 
Motherhood of Mystics, Philosophers, and M ;.c.aat] ^ 
no doubtee?' Well, we all determi^ to «>: and a thn ours 


mountain-gorge of the Chocl 


view by the Sheikh,-aman of at least «»5 J-» - ^ ^ 
from tL fa* that his grandchildren were ^ £ -jj* 

waist long 




i^« .u« wi * — ~, - j > . Volcanic spring* ^ 

the Sheikh, we learned was the product .of ft* ^ fa ^ 

the Mahades hills, in the far-off P™ vinC § ^^ bv girl. 
Deccan ; that it only flows in the month ot Ju , ^ ^ 

and boys who are virginal, - that is, before pubert) , 

2o8 The Glyphcs Bhatteh. 

prepared for use within the ensuing forty-nine days, by similar 

on the eve of adual marriage, as it is supposed certain 


magical nature attach to it when 

persons under such circumstances. Of course I, with my western 


which seemed so very palpable and gross a superstition ; and yet, 
c tr*n<rp to relate, when I expressed my sceptical views to the old 


me two 

shell of a large nut, and requested me to fill one with the crude 

erial, and the other with the same 
the first, and reserved the empty i 



my hand well wrapped up in a brown bandana. . 


rcle had a pile of stones in the centre, upon which 
■htlv burning; and over this fire — which, by the 

way, is the Eternal sacred Fire of the Garoonahs, which 
allowed to go out from one year's end to the other 
from a tripod of betel rods a coarse earthen vess 


which the 

four expectant marriagees poured about one-fourth of the contents 
of the simla gourds already mentioned ; amid the din of an hundred 
tom-toms or native drums ; the clashing of rude cymalos (cymbals) 
and wild, clarion-like bursts of the strangest, and, shall I, a staid 
Briton, confess it? — most soul-stirring and weird music that ever 
fell upon my ears, or moved the man within me ! After this was 
done, the Sheikh's servitors eredted a pole near the fire, around 
which pole was coiled the stuffed skins of the dreadful hooded snake 
of India, — the terrible Naga, or Cobra ; while on top was an 
inverted cocoa-shell, and two others at its base — understood by the 
initiated as symbolizing the Linga, — the male emblem, or creative 
principle of Deity ; while the suspended vessel over the fire repre- 
sented the Yoni, or female principle ; the tripod emblematizing the 
triple powers or qualities of Brahm — Creation — Preservation 
Perpetuation ; — the fire below corresponding to Love, or the Infi- 
nite Fire which is the Life of All ! And now began 

a strange, weird dance, to the wild melody of five hundred singing 
devotees of that wonderful Phallic, or sexual religion ; mingled with 
the mellow breath of cythic flutes, the beating of tambours, the 

The Glyphce Bhatteh. : 

'n<y cf various stringed instruments, and an occasional 
' or rapture-shriek from the lips of women and youi * \ 
lee ' thusiasm was unrestrainable, and who gave \ ent to it in 
vv * ^«r>t«^ of their graceful and supple bodies, nd in shrill 

might be heard 

i nw voluptuous, rhythmic movement 

Space! Adv 



form from crown to toe, the girls — aged about fifteen, 
berries, agile as antelopes, graceful as gazelles; lo\ ly, 
oaruaric splendor, as an Arab's ideal hourij-thev BWfl 1, 
r t advanced by twists and curves, by nameless writhing 

Jning genuflexions, by movements the very poetry of pa ion, 
XassL of soul far more than of body, with suffused faces and 
loistly gleaming eyes, toward the taller emblem, round winch they 
tf whirled and danced, ever and anon stirring with a s v, 



T urns While the two youths, bearing similar vessels, , <n 
respond ng movements about the vessel which ■ mho, 
St 1- P-dnaive aspect — - «- Europeans , 
b-t in a maze of astonishment 


mutely, but with more meaning and 


could convey, the amazing heights, depths, and 

passion, but a passion totally free from 

cency ; and as pure as that of 
other over the grave of a dead 



rprise, the old Sheikh touched my arm 

the Univ 

There is no 

ed : - < Sahib, A**>K begat e u — -^ fc 

either for good or ill, but 

power on c«u. — f - ft . and 

7W alone is the spring of all human 

It is the gold. 

3 " w -r-— • fV,p Firth! It is tne gu««... 

mother tt. of all the good -^J-L and of Strength ; an 
key of Mystery, the fonntain of Weak- ^ ^ fc 

,gh its halo alone can man sense ^ ^ .... 


The materials in the vessels ar. . ^.^ and 
■ y essence of the human soul, • ^ ^ ^ M 
;. m «r ! for O, Sahib, it is omy ks 

fvinemagic power i - - n the crys tal 

keep closed the eyes ot 

2IO The Glyphce Bhatteh. 

we cover with the contents of- these five vessels, the earnest seeker 


not only what takes place on earth, but 

transpires on other globes, and in the Sakwalas of the Sacred 
Gods ! — and this is the only true Bab, — (Door).' — ' But,' I rejoined, 
' we of the West magnetize people, who, in that mysterious slum- 
ber, tell us amazing' — 'Lies! ' he said, interrupting the sentence, 

m tell the same tale or behold the same thino- 

Why ? Because they explore the kingdoms of Fancy, not of Fact, 
and give you tales of imagination and distorted invention, instead of 
recitals of what actually exists Beyond ! But wait ! * I acquiesced, 
and turned once more to the dances of the Aleweheh, who by this 
time were moving in a more rapid manner to the quickened strains 

of the more than ever wild and fantastic music Three 

of them began stirring the contents of the cauldron, into which all 
the material from the gourds had now been poured ; murmuring 

e, wild bursts of Phallic song the while ; and the fourth, the 

taller maiden of the two, stripped herself entirely nude above the 
waist and below the knees ; her long raven hair streaming around 
her matchless form — a form of such superlative contour, propor- 
tions, lively peach-blow tint, and rounded beauty, as made me blush 
for the imperfections of the race that mothered me ! There were no 
violent exertions of legs and arms ; not the slightest effort at effect ; 
none of the gross motions in use in the West, on the stage or off it 
whose palpable objeft is the firing of the sluggish blood of half- 
blase spectators ; but a graceful movement, a delicious trembling, 


a quivering, semi-longing, 
bosom, form, eyes even — rippl 

ravishing arms of the 

of most voluptuous motion ; billowy heavings and throbbings of soul 
through body, so wonderful, so glowing, that one wished to die 
immediately that he might receive the reward of centuries of toil in 

ay ! even the first 
paradise of the Ghillim, and the resplendent Queens of the Brahmin- 
ical Valhalla. And yet there was absolutely nothing suggestive of 
coarse, gross, animal passion in all this transcendental melody of 
hj pcr-sensuous motion ; on the contrary, one felt like seizing her 
by the waist, drawing his sword and challenging all earth, and hell 

The Glyphce Bhattek. 



™ T V ' WI iran q uill »ty of celestial -what 

call it? — I am lost |.,r a name I 

" IVt ,,,h both the t 'Is joined the mystic 

dance ; and one f them , Ized me suddenly by the arm and draZd 
me t., tin- central vessel, saying, 'Look, Sahib, look!' I did so 

but instead of a Mad, mass of seething boilino- m , m ru ,, ' 



ng over With the most gorgeously pink-tinted froth 
Aat imagination ever dreamed of; and while I stood there marvelling 

at th ingular phenomenon — for every bubble took the form of a 

flower,- lotus, amaranth, violet, lily — R 0Se /_ the oW Shdkh 
Irewnigh and said, 'Sahib, nov/s the time!' pointing to the 

« llu ' empty shell and the one already half filled. 


lit a gill of the contents of the swinging 

and the Sheikh produced 

which he poured n | lively the contents of the two shells, and 
held both over the lire for a minute, till dry, and then handing them 
to me, iid, « Look, and wish, and will, to see whatever is nearest 
md dearest to your heart!' Internally I laughed, but he took the 
two shells, and while he held them, I looked into the hollow face of 
the gla i which was coveted with the singular substance first 

handed to me, and gazing si adily about half a minute, — the mystic- 

dance going on meanwhile, — I willed to see my home and people 
in far-off Albion; but nothing appeared. The old man smiled. 
'Now look at the other one, which is a true Bhatteyeh — full of 
divine light and imperial power, and you will — ' Before he 
finish. 1, I glanced into the other, and — scarce hoping that the 
West i re r will en lit me with anything loftier than a vivid 
im Sanation, fired almost beyond endurance, by the lascivious sur- 
rounding in the midst of which I was, I nevertheless clearly and 
distidly affirm, on the hitherto unsullied honor of an English gentle- 
man, and a colon I in Her Majesty's service, that I saw a wave of 


dow over the 

rious disk, and in th centre of that light a landscape, composed of 
ti- , housi lands, lowing cattle, and forms of human beings; each 

and every item of which I recognized as the old familiar things of 


The GlyphcB Bhatteh. 

outh, long ere the fires of ambition 

my face toward distant India. I beheld the simulacrum of a dear 
sister, whom I had left in perfe& health. I saw her to all appear- 
ance very, very sick, — the physicians, nurses, troops of friends, and 
faithful servitors, gathered round her; she was dying! dead! I 
saw the funeral cortege set out for the cemetery, and I marvelled 
greatly that they buried her by the iron ribs of a railway ; because 
when I left, no road of that kind ran through my native town. I 
saw the silver plate on her coffin, and most clearly and distindly 
read the inscription thereon ; but the surname was one I had never 
heard of! I looked up at the Sheikh, who was eying me with 
strange interest and intensity, as if to ask an explanation ; but he 
only smiled and repeated the one word, ' See ! ' Instantly I turned 
my eyes to the ovoid again, as likewise did three of my European 



manse, weeping as if its heart would break, over the prostrate form 



the groin, — the result of an accident that had just befallen him 
while in the act of drinking from the swinging-pail or bucket! 

for each of the 

three friends who were looking with me, started in surprise, and 
uttered exclamations of undisguised astonishment, for each had seen 
things beyond the range or pale of trickery or the play of excited 

fancy. O 

father, sister, and 

uncle, — the latter pointing to a sealed packet on which was 
inscribed the words, ' Dead — Will — heir — OcT:. i ith. Go home ! ' 
The other beheld the drawing-room, and its occupants, of the old 
house at home ; and on the table lay a large pile of gold coin, 
across which lay a legend thus: 'Jem and David's winnings : Lot- 
tery : Paris : June 18th : 10,000 Pounds ! ' The third man saw a 
battle or skirmish waging in the Punjaub, and his senior officer 
struck down by a shot in the side, thus opening the road to his own 
promotion. Much more we saw and noted in that wonderful scene 
I of diablerie, portions of which I shall detail at length hereafter. 

But it became necessary to attend to other matters. I did so (as will 

The Glypha Bhatteh. 


ter cited) 

i and then accompanied th« Sheikh to hi 

was celebrated ; and he told nie there certain 

•wonderful secrets in reference to the further preparation of th 
strange material composing the reflective surfaces of the en 

. .. V.:^V« -mrl-iil** f*-vr-f* f»rlinorl\r mvctip ar\A <»flY»i^Vi\'i» it ilia kanJi 




and offices of the newly married people, is yet of so singular and 
delicate a nature as not to be admissible to these pages; for whil 
really of the most holy and sacred nature, yet the mifteduCAtion — in 
certain vital respe&s and knowledges — of the civili/, I Ten mic, 

. ~ .. 11 1 il-_ u «... 1. 1 


s t<> which 1 


Seven long months after these memorable t ri- 


two others, embarked on one of the steamers of the Mcs 

Imperialcs, from 

Before I left, one of 


my tnenas nau ^^ .... w — * - 

heir to an uncle's estate, who, the letters of recall stated, 1 1 died 
England, on Oa. loth, and not on the nth, as the ovoid had 
sta fed ! It had aaually taken the differences of U^«dwu 
correct to an hour! The second man, on arnval in England, 
I, L ^ of the mirror, for Jane, not 'Jem' as ti gl. s 

David ' — cousins of his-/W fallen on 

D aviso 

lieutenant-colonel, m » da ™" h " ' ^ Arriv d rt home, I 
the result of a shot in the loms, not ^ 

found my people in deep for my you" , 

J 5 .-i_.,i ^fwthana vear — ot Capt. 

widow — after a wi 

Her Modesty's Navy, whom she ,a« met ^ ^ ^ 

months before their marr.age ^ .„. Ws fam i,y, j I * 

and though I had often heard of my bro* ^ .^^^ 

had never met. He went down m one : of ^^ 

on her tria.-trip. The awful news °^gjL in the hffl*. 
hood ; she died, and her remams were 

adapt in the U. S. A. — P- B. «• 


The Glypha Bhatteh. 

irting which was a railway just equi 

traffic a month or two 

Lastly : Within 

months after my return I became sole mal 

my brother by a charge of 
shot^ not a bullet in the groin, as the Mirror showed ; — but full in 
the abdomen while climbing a fence for a drink at the brookside, 
and not at a well. Every fad shown so mysteriously was proved 
strangely true, though not literally so. I, just previous to my 
departure from the strange bridal, asked the old Sheikh some 
questions; and learned that the material on the crystal surface 


saw the strange miracles was but partially 
will also recollect ; but some which 

glass just before I left, and which had been fully prepared, the 
finishing process being a secret one and conducted by the newly 
wnAAoA ™iii->1pc hv a nprtiliar nrocess — and nameless — never made 


boastingly to a gypsy, who stole it that 


heard or read of. The loss, however, was not irreparable, for I 
have since found that these strange Muntra-Wallahs, as they are 
contemptuously called by their Islamic foes in the Carnatic (but 
true magi in the opinion of better informed people), have brethren 
and correspondents in nearly every country on the globe — Brazil, 
China, Japan, Vienna, and even our own London ; while they have 
a regular Lodge in Paris, of some of whom the initiated, and 
favored ignorants even, can and do obtain occasionally, not only 
well-charged and polished Bhatteyeh, but actually, now and then, a 
gourd full of Moulveh-Bhattah, — the strangely mysterious substance 
which constitutes the seeing surface, as mercury does in the ordinary 
looking-glass, and the two are alike in all save that the latter 
reflects matter and the living, while the former sometimes — but not 
at all times, or to all people, or to the successful seers on all occa- 
sions — reveals only spirit and the dead, — ay, and things that never 
diet Heaven help all whom a Muntra-Wallah hates! — or loves 
either, for that matter — unless that love be returned; for the 
magician in one case will bring up the hated one's shadow, — and 

The Glypha Bhatteh. 


then strange horrors will seize him or her ; and in the lar - cat 


ell, stranger things happen, that is all. 


Thus much by way of information. Tho who hav , 

works of Mundt, Hargrave Jennings, Laww*, 1 
Morier, Lane, need not be told that these Bha s ha 

be rn 


ren can be seen. There is another secret abo 
ly be revealed to such as have and use them! — and not then 


Now I wish right here to say, that some persons hav< bci ». 
ppointed in such, because all mysteries of the hea\ as, or Id in \h 


used one for any such purpose ; but I sat and ga; upon it, await 


phantoramas. This is their negative and immeasurably \ov u 
The highest is to sit gazing until the gazer shall pa ito tr.m- 
scendently lofty and most interior state — absolu unequivo 
supra-clairvoyant condition, and then, ah, then, as myriad gl< * 
unfold and roll before the Soul's eyes the seer is every Inch a king oi 
queen, and can laugh this life and world, and all their trial- tr< 
and infinite littleness to utter scorn, and, as it were, snap th< fingers 
at life, death, and their copula — circumstance. And (hi h tin 

positive use of a good Bhatteyeh. 

The facts of Psycho-Vision, Mesmeric lucidity, Somnambulic 
sight, and Clairvoyance, so called, are too numerous, palpal .1 and 
well authenticated in this age to be questioned. The old lime 
animal magnetism and its marvels gave way to what wa lied 
"Eledrical Psychology," which in turn receded before the hance 

1 " Seeing Med 
same facts alik 



reached in these days, and that too without the del. 





world. But a hieher, broader, deeper clairvoyance is now needed 

216 The Glyfhcz Bhatteh. 

and demanded by m 



of "Fortune-tellers" infesting all large cities; the "Biologists," 
"Psychologists," and others of the same order and genera. The 


development is found in the revived practice than in all the others 
singly or combined. In India, China, Japan, Siam, Upper Egypt, 
Arabia, Central Nigritia, and on the far-off plains of Tartary and 
Thibet, the old usage still survives ; and the seers divine through 


expensive dark-ovoid, — wholly surpassing the boasted clairvoyance 
of France, England, and America, and in the same identical lines 
too, — albeit some uses thereof are perversions from the true and 
normal, whether for mere financial ends, — as by the rising and the 
falling of a white or yellow cloud or spot on the mirror's surface, 
indicative of similar movements in the correspondent precious 
metals ; the floating or the sinking of a fleece for " stocks ; " the 
rising or lowering of a stalk or sheaf of wheat, declarative of the 
course to be taken by that cereal in the markets of the world, for, 
sometimes, weeks ahead; or whether the objects, purposes, and 
ends sought pertain to the higher, broader, or deeper ranges of 
human thought and speculation. Unquestionably this ancient mode 
of dealing with the dead, and rapporting the 


above, beneath, within, and around us, is as superior to modern 
rcleism " as gold in beauty outvies rough iron ; hence students 
and explorers of the mystical side of the human soul ; those desirous 



new worlds, and realizing 

em of Beinsr, must 



and to such the process of self-culturement is 

to an 

by me considered absolutely 
anxious, earnest, light-seeking, yet not impatient soul, than all the 
'circles," and magnetists on the four continents; because the 



woman grows Character; the "p 


merely memory and tad ; and to be an Independent Seer 

become an absolute Power on 

globe ! where 

automacy, magnetic or otherwise, are but forms of serf-dom and 

The Glypkcs Bhattek 

Slavery to powers incapable of identification, 
doubly dangerous ! 



with many : " Ca 

u v **" cKLi y <*iiq c^ 

cessfully use the Bhatts?" and the reply is, No! Yes I 


Not every 

„ * ^vciup oy them the V 

charaderistics of perfe& man and womanhood : Will • Atte 

Concentration; Persistence; Self-restraint'; Zu^^ 

"\/T ■ /^TLTTTT'T/^ TT TVT TT X? CI. "V *W\A A -ran*. ~ 1 J 

Magnetic Energy, and Affectio 

J ** vw * o & Lcaay use per 

day, and thus develop soul, thereby growing the power of death 
survival and ensuring immortality. For I hold that those who can- 


__, _. — ivi magnetic enects 
after fair trial, may rest assured that they lack the great essential to 
immortality, and unless they cultivate soul and strive for it, when 
death lands their bodies in the grave their inner selves will dwindle 

* A J _ __^_— ^1_ _ J. A 1 % ^ Til a« « 

monadal state or blank Nih 


from six weel 

grander will be the power when culture shall have brought it into 

nlav T luivp Irnnwn n ff»w nft^r -foiliivoe ht^U 4-U . U..J. ii 

play. I have known _ 

cesses outnumber them at least in the ratio of five hundred to one. 
Those who would learn more of these matters are referred to the 
special work on that subject, " Seership." But when that was 
written no first-class Bhatts were on this continent ; now there are a 


five to one hundred persons. When used by a single one the front 
may be gazed at ; but a glorious surface is presented edgewise, or 
obliquely. In lodge, the company, whether it be few or many 
persons, should sit in a semicircle ; the mirror leaning against the 


upon its glowing face, 
carefully note the result. 



of maenetizinff the opposite sexes, — affeaionally ; for although 


done, yet I think Love thus ga 


, — hence 

fully satisfy the needs of the human soul; yet I do 

2I 8 The Glypha Bhatteh. 

good to stir the medicine for the sick, with the finger, in the Basin of 
the ovoid, for by such means it can be quadruply charged with the 



dous soul of man. 



Many will suspect from our true 
Brotherhood of Eulis— that we really mean " Eleusis," 
and they are not far wrong. The Eleusinian Philosophers (with 
whom Jesus is reputed to have studied) were philosophers of Sex ; 
and the Eleusinian Mysteries were mysteries thereof, —just such as 
the writer of this has taught ever since he began to think, and 
suffered for his thoughts, through the unfledged "Philosophers" of 
the century, amidst whom only now and then can a true thinker or 

real reasoner be found. 

Night of time the lamp of Eulis has lighted our 

t> tA vx4 ~ ^**> 

path, and enabled obscure brethren to illuminate the world. Before 
Pythagoras, Plato, Hermes, and Budha, we were! and when their 
systems shall topple into dust, we will still flourish in immortal 
youth, because we drink of life at its holy fountain ; and restored, 
pure, healthful, and normal sex with its uses to and with us means 
Restoration, Strength, Ascension, not their baleful opposites, as in 
the world outside the pale of genuine science. Up to the publica- 
tions hereof on this continent we were indeed secret, for not one- 

Rosicrucians," knew 


yet simpler philosophy. But the time has come to spread the 
dodrines because the age is ripe. I — We — no longer put 
difficult barriers, but affiliate with all who are broad enough to 




But till then we 


shut out the world ; now 
all true searchers of the Infinite, — all seekers after the attainable. 
We have determined to teach the Esoteric do&rines of the JEth ; to 
accept all worthy aspirants, initiate them, and empower them to 

instruft, upbuild, and initiate others, — forming lodges if so 

The dodrines and beliefs are broadly laid down in the series of 
books published from the same source as the present ; but especially 

g lodges it so tney 

The Glyphce Bhatteh. 


in the volumes noticed herein. Those who wish further and private 
instructions, and to obtain information, conditions, secrets, writings, 
etc., and who purpose to cultivate the esoteric and mystic powers of 
the Soul, may correspond with that objea with the publisher hereof 
(or' his official successor when dead)-— who possesses certain 
kevs which open doors hitherto sealed from man, but which are 
ready to swing wide when the proper " Open Sesame" is spoken by 
those worthy of admission. 

Lastly. — "Canst thou minister to a mind diseased?" 

Yes ! by teaching that mind the nature and principles of its own 
immortal powers, and the rules of their growth — not otherwise. 
For centuries we have known what the world is just finding out 
that all the multiple hells on earth originate in trouble, unease, of 
the love, affe&ions, and passions, or amatory sections of human 
nature * and that Heaven cannot come till Shiloh does ; in other 
words knowledge positive on the hidden regions of the mighty 


•Id called MAN. Hence 
and the people of the 



too much passion, none at all, and absolute, cruel love-starvation. 
This we intend to correft. We shall succeed; for True Men 

Conclusion : 

herein called at 

The Lymphication of Love. — I have already 

normal — of the 

human pelvic viscera, and named them lochia, exuviae, semen, 
Duverneyan lymph, prostatic and Covvperian fluids. I now call 
attention to another, different from all and far more important than 
either, and which is the only one common to both sexes alike. I 
refer to that colorless, viscid, glairy lymph, or exudation which is 
only present under the most fierce and intense amative passion in 
either man or woman. This lymph has been noticed by M.D. 8, 
and regarded as a vaginal or prostatic secretion, but 

^CLLKA^KA M.O C* *"£, 

They sought for its point of issuance, but found it not, because, pnor 
to its escape, per vagina and male urethra, it is not a l.qu.d at all, 
but the liquid is the resultant of the union of three imponderables 
iust as common water is the result of the union of two gases an 

220 The GlyphcB Bhatteh. 

an ele&ric current. Just so is this lymph the union of magnetism, 
electricity, and nerve-aura, — each rushing from the vital ganglia and 
fusing in the localities named. When it is present in wedlock's 
sacred rite then Power reigns and Love strikes deep root in the soul 
of the child that then may be begotten. If it is absent, the world is 
sure to receive a selfish, mean, small, contemptible thing in human 
shape, — a terror, or stalking crime and pestilence, — a partial man 
or woman, of little use to him or herself, and none at all to others, 
the world, or God. Wherefore the imperative law — the viola- 
tion of which entails horror, crime, and suffering, through at least 
a dozen lives — is : Absolute self-mastery in certain respe6ls unless 
the presence of this divine fluid is God's permit for the holiest of all 
human enjoyments and duties. It is often present when it ought 
not to be, and when so, many a man has forgotten his manhood and 
triumphed over a similarly tempted girl ; and many an honest girl 
and woman has fallen to rise no more. When this fluid is abun- 
dantly secreted the only safety is in instant flight, for, unappeased, it 
begets an insanity and furore too dreadfully intense and imperative 
to be successfully resisted even by an archangel, much less poor, 
weak, erring sons and daughters of men. If flight do not take place, 
and the leakage goes on, Soul itself is wasted, and Madness, with 
Horror at his gorgon side, waves his cruel baton, and another vi6lim 
takes his or her place among the awful ranks of the Impotent, 
Barren, or Insane. It is the loss of this through personal vice soli- 
tary, and from the reading of infernal books and plates of damnation, 
that so many rush into bagnios and the madhouse. Could my 
readers but visit, as I have done, tiie magnificent Institution for the 
Insane at Nashville, Tenn., most ably presided over by Dr. J. H. 
Callender, a man who knows more about Madness and its cure than 

all others in the world combined, and witness 



wild mania, or absolute dementia from sex 
that no one would allow himself or herself to stand an instant in the 
presence of a temptation which, if successful, means havoc and 
destrudion to the human soul. May God long preserve Dr. Cal- 
lender, for the world will need him and such for centuries to come, 


The GlyphcB Bka/teh. 

t\\ the race shall learn that " Love, indeed, lieth at founds 

""""" must pay the dreadful p i 

pent the best years of my life in the endea\ l 


kind to a realizing sense of the real meaning, the words j. 
"ted * nd in ministering to those who had suffered fi m vio- 
^ . f t hat fundamental law ; and I trust that when I am gooi 
a , rs w ill take up and carry on the good work. As will bo u i 
work, " The New Mola," I desire to leave my sysi 1 in g j 

death, or at once, if need be ; and I trust that through 

hands after my aeam, 
«,rh. and other means 

be put a stop to, measurably, if not altogether. So may it 


P. B. RANDOLl'lI. 

Toledo, Ohio, June, 1874. 

_ The Provisional Grand Lodge of Eulis established in Tenn. was 
x «Z\ bv me - the creating, appointing and dissolving power - on Jun, 13th, 
Si intend to re-establish Eulis in organic form before I pass from earth, and 
18 V, the Brethren of over one year's standing, constituting the C. 8. Grand 
48 r n XTl st me in codifying its laws. The Supreme Grand Lodge is » 
tS^^^^ the Order, and Eulis has none other on the 




Hierarch of the Triple Order. 

! fcere tender my thanks to the Brother, Lumsden fo, -aid « * ™* ~ 

fteir purchase of par. of the f^i^JZt £-^« *J J™- 
ea™ to the rescue, and eontnhuted toward ompUUog , ( ^ ^ ^ 

ises, solemnly made, ™\™ M ™*\ b " k ™ wA TJ to «»° « roin *** ° f " 
sar the light despite the hl„ W s *™^™™™£ nat . 
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Chapter I 

two Sphinxes 




their lines of difference. S 
Female nature superior to male 

Fascination. True and False Lov 




some s] 

Test of a genuine Lo\( 

Curious notions of Noyes, Smith, Swedenb 

ritualistic affinitists 
Women suffer less 


, and 
and bad ones, — some of 




Is it true? 

why? S 

Chap. II. 

The one great human want i* love. Why? Hap- 
piness impossible without a love to crown life. Women worse off 
than men. She must have love or die ! Men satisfied with Passion, 
but women never I Why ? Magnetic attraction. Physical aspe&s 
of Love. Its celestial chemistry, — a grand secret and hint to 

woman* and lover, and husband 

be neg 

One of Love's Hidden Myster 

Love. Why we 

Divorce Sharp 


" Passional 


The M 


the D 

A Wonderful Dream. 

Why a Seduced Wife can never be happy with her Sed 
Laws of Amatory Passione. 


Chap. III. — Strange Love 

curious. Why 

be Seduced. No wife 

be led a 
he does 

Why no husband can prevent her going 

A hint for Husbands 



xploded. Marks of Love 

The Mystery of Mysterii 

false! Sedu&io 

How wives are slain ; how husbands make them false . 

by condolence ! New readings of old words The quietus of Anti 

IV List of Works. 

Marriageists. Whoever cannot weep is 

Lost ! W 


can never satisfy or pay. The death-blow to " Free Love." The 

Home argument I A Love Fang worse man *np« 
From Parent to Child. Theories of Soul-origin, 
about Parentage. A Strange Mystery of Father 





Chap IV. - Necessity of returned Love. Who wins a body 
,es ; who wins a soul wins aix ! ! a strange, but mighty rule of 

.„ Vermicular Philosophers. Why Free Lovers always 
to * grief! The nth and 12th Commandments. Passional 

Love ! 

dangers of Eating-houses ! " The long and short of it." Moments 


wonderful, and mystic beauty in all women. The 
of Vampirism, - a terrible revelation ! Picture of a 


Womanhood, and its counterfeit. A 

woman's Love. Men 




Chap y — A strange, weird Power of the human soul. The 

sunbursts of Love in the heart-reft and lonely ! The Solar Law of 
Love A Vampire. The Better « Something/' The Bridal Hour, 
and the fearful « afterwards." An unsuspected, terrible counter- 
feit of Love. Legend of the Wandering Jew, and Herodias, his 

Circles," "Sorosis," and the Circcan Sisterhood. Pro- 
tection from Vampire Life leeches. How these are created by 
Parents not loving each other. Singular faft and a Plea for the 
fallen woman. AAual Vampirism, a case described. Spider- 

.ove troubles also. The triple 
The kind of Love that sets us 

Love tides! Proof of Love-adaptedness. Love and 


women. K 



Friendship, - the difference. Eternal Affinityism dissefted. A 


Chap. VI. — New definitions of Marriage, — Love a fluid 
yETHERH Origin of Vampire Life, -how they destroy plant 

and anim 

Why loving wives and husbands fall. A Test 
Love, and Passion go together. Why? The Genius 

producing Law. The Law of Social Joy. A chapter full of re- 

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demptive counsel for those wrecked on Love's storm-lashed rocks. 

Vivat ! 

Chap. VII. — Love's Chemistry, — very curious, but verj true. 

Love's double nature. Magnetic, Ele&ric, and ]S rvous b of 
the grand Passion! Law of Tidal Love. The Poison flow. 
Attraction of Passion. Chills and Fevers of true Affe&ion Im- 
mortalization. Difference between male and female existent . 
Strange. What a woman never forgets or forgives. To Husbands 
and Lovers. Words never to be forgotten by either. 

Chap. VIIL — Goodness alone is Power. Brain versus 11 rtl 


Head versus Heart Women. 

Grooves, Moods, Phases of Love. How Love requires but on 

Hatred. A Mystery. Isabella of S] in 



from their loving. Singular fad about a woman's Magic Photo- 

_ _ - mm s* -» r •« • 1 



Darwin of the " Monkey-origin of Man 

A Hint 

IX. Why women are ill, but should not be. Con 

fedionery and Love. Drugged Candy 


wrecked. Mental 

love most. About woman's dress, as Love creators. A mistake 
about women which most men make. Another word for the 
"Stran-e Woman." Why women complain, and why wive, die 

early ! Extremes : Shakerism - Freeism. Caution to all. 

6 } _. ~. .... rr^^rv Bias. The Love-cure. An 

Chap. X. — Divorce: Hered 
Old Friend in a New Dress. Why 

girl infants. 



Camp-meeting and Ball-room L 

t ..„ „4.„ w ^r1 The Affecl 

duaor, the Train, the Passengers 


Another Mystery. 
■w*— . the Con- 
Arrival. A splendid 


Love, and a great 

C„ A P XI. - A New D scove ? m ; ; -^ ^ , 

To a husb 

a- o T nver ' Tealousy cxima w — 

To a Lover, j j fl vV to 

Love may exist without Jealousy. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 
recover when Love-exhausted. Begin j FrcC zingof 

cide, at any stage, is wars, than adult Mu 

VI List of Works. 

Affection. The Sad Story of a Heart ! What a man said about it. 

A Persian Poet's 
before the Casars. 

Love." Its Refutation. Rome 

Chap. XII. — " The age of Brass." Why Mutilates 

Manhood. "The Origin of 

YV llj tl T.~."«" .~~~ to 

Evil." " Organic " Love. Why no Man can respeft a " Mistress." 
Why a "Mistress" cannot be happv ! Something concerning 
Wedded Life, very seldom thought of. 

Chap. XIII. —A Piece of a Man ! Wife versus " Kept Miss." 
Seleding Partners : the bad rule and the good one. Pre-nuptial 
Familiarities. Marie and her " Husband ! " Keep cool. How a 
wife bore a Christ-like Infant! Amativeness, tame and wild, 
their effeas. Eternal Affinity is infernal nonsense! Why? A 



better method of divorce. " Complex Marriage " in Heaven, — a 
curious notion. Why Great Men and Women are often Sensualists. 
Did ever a woman forgive a man's preference of a Rival. Can 

she ? 

Chap. XIV. — A Penny's Worth of Wit, and what came of it? 

Dimity vs. Divinity ! One-sided Love, and Single-sided Marriage. 
The Piggitude of Husbands " ( ?) What a Sensible Woman said 
about Love-making Men ! I Wives Beware ! How to make Him 
Love Her 1 1 Denial, — its fruits. The Great Question Direa. 
Its answer ! How to Make Her Love Him 11 No Ugly Women. 
All are Beautiful somehow I All Women Demand Home and 
Homage. No one can Seduce a Loving Woman. Why? Poti- 

phar's Wife. How to Conquer by Stooping. Why a Coa 


a Fine one. Old 


Old Bachelors ! What Sappho said on Love ; her Poem 

Chap. XV. 

land and Miss Green. Ascent, Descent; a Great New 

Wives and Husbands. How the Coarse Feeds upon tl 

the Stronger on the Weaker one. Who are Striaiy Human, and 

who are not. Anatomy of several grades of Professional Love-ists. 

Honcymoonncss versus Settle-downity ! Definitions : Strength, 

Force, Energy, Power, Esteem, Friendship and Passion. Unless 

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Wife. Love and the other, — in ancient Pomp. i. 

How to R rUv r t t 

XVI. Ant„ 

misms. Stormy Love ; its u. >. A D e 
fre7nier. Who Falls by Love by Love must Rise!! 
Skeletons in People's Closets, — and our own. Copy-it II 


Worship, — its Folly. Why ? Anatomization of a I lor. . ! 1 c 


gn t Man. St 

Peter and Paddy O'Rafterty ! What befell an Affinil tt in m 
Company. James Fisk, Jr. His Love-power and Car. i. His 
Parentage, Nature, Character. The Grand Secret of his wonder! 1 
Success! What the Feronee Lady said about Fisk, Vanderbalt 
Butler and Forney. 

Chap. XVII. — Woman's Eyes, and how to read them. Tb 
curious conditions of Winning a Woman. Her rule of Safel 
Powerful. The Grand Magnetic Law. The Rule and I w of 
Ruin; also the Rule and law of Right. How a false step photo- 
graphs itself and the Party — in her eye — an Egyptian g 
The distrusts of Love-life, and their causes. The d et m min \ 
of Love! Descensive and Ascensive Passion. "The moth in- 
law Curse." Admiral Verhuel— the father of Napoleon III i he 
Louisiana Belle and what befell her! The Male and F 
Worlds distina. New Fact- Woman's rights destroys mar, 
"Who's been here since I've been gone?" Chemical Lo^ . Se 

cret of absolute love-power. 

Chap XVIIl. — " Spiritual or Mediumistic marriage i c <- 
cubinic Sham ! Madame George Sands' Consuelo Love-thcor 
rejected. Personal Earthquakes and Periodic Exces I uc 

Love renders us malaria-proof- Singular Fad ! Debancl .and 

the Parasites that attack them ! Why inseds and be V 
human prey to all other-A Sxkakob «, ™ ^ 

Lust produced by animalcule Another D.scovcry - a - 

., . w— :„ Fnrnne II to make 

B w 

Home happy! — a new 

Wiles. A Worn 

Want, and what it docs! Tb 
a n end one. The ist id 

and last grand duty of every husband living 

Chap. XIX. - How meat hurts our souls at times 

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slaughtered — which it seldom is ! ! A fa& for Legislation — How 
a wicked cook magnetically injures our food. Ethereal a&ion of 

Love. An Exit 


liness kills affection! The Suffrage Problem. I he JNew uepart- 

tinnsl-im. verv curious ! Touch! Good women 


About Rel 

get the worst husbands ; Bad men, the worst wives. The general 



Boy and Girl love. Somethi 

Chap. XX. — The Girl and Bride of the Period. What's up? 


Curious causes of Fe- 

male Whims and Oddities. Scarcity of real Friendship. The 
Love Key. The Seven Devils. The King Passion. Amative 
Love Passion beyond the grave ! ! Woman's Grand Power. Ben 

Eli's Marrowy letter. 

Chap. XXI. — Dead-level love. Tiffs and spats. Husbandic 
Rules, which husbands neglect — and pay for doing it. Married 

celibates. Angularities. More about Eyes. Blondes and Bru- 
nettes—their relative love-power and value as Wives — A very 
curious analysis worth much to those concerned 1 1 Black Eyes, 
and the "De'il." Blondes resist outward pressure better than 

Brunettes. Brunettes ivMfrom witl: 
in both cases. Singular ! Astound 
Have thev all Black man's blood in 


The question and 

its answer ! Blondes love more than one — at one time. Brunettes 
one only, — their Fire-Packed Souls! Their relative love and 
revenge power ! A Brunette's love. Its intensity. Blonde-love 
its superior delicacy. Disadvantages of the Ruddy. Brunette love, 
Sense-Subduing ; Blonde love, Soul-Subduing! Brunettes never 

vampiral. Blondes are, and a startling fact I Their relative im- 
munity from varied diseases! A widow's and widower's chances 
of marriage better than those of single persons ! Curious reasons. 
Cotton- Aids. How to win a true man! A " Case." Male Vam- 
pires. Little women have advantages. Why ? Reconstruction of 
Dead-Loves. How ? Loftier Gospel. New England Love ! Com- 
parative deaths of the wives of light and dark men. Whose 
children live longest — and Why ! 

Chap. XXII. — How we 

gal W 

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Love ! The Awakening. Nev 


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and his trowsers — while watching his wife!— The place of B ighs! 

a touching story of "Lost Souls." The "All-Right" fall* 
exploded. The Social Evil ! — a chapter of which the Author is 
proud — and his readers will be glad. 

Chap. XXIII. — Pre-nuptial Deceptions sure to be found out ! 
Complaining Marriages. Necessity of loving some one. Disse&ion 
of an Atheistic Libertine. The Upper Faith. The Dog Nature, 
Temptation. The True Bill. Bad Marriage-horrors ! The Magic 
Power of dress. Wife-neglecting husbands. Woman's love 
Poem. Evidences of high civilization from a savage's point of 
view. A rebuke to the 19th Century. Ignorant offers, and foolish 
acceptances. Wedded Licenses — Impure brides, — Discovered. 
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Women — New, and very good ! How the great are fooled by the 
little. How the best women must a6t queer and offish at times. — A 
Hard " Case." No Atheist a full man. Hopes fixed on inappre- 
ciates. No man can endure neglect. A powerful female a 
A powerful male one! Stingy husbands! How husbands can 

wife's love ! A 


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jealousy. " Only once ! — that won't count much!" Won't it? 
Can a lover trust a woman who deceives her husband? Social 
Brigands - their own worst foes. Why ? A bit of the author's life 
history. What love is like. Human Responsibility. Vastncss of 
the human soul ! " She was all the world to Me ! " A Heart 

Poem. No 

Modern Love! Sen- 

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the eost of the book to every woman. Something fbrwnvs; do. 
for husbands. "When her soul's at work!" The d.stnbut, e 
Offices of woman's Being. The human Telegraph.. :*} m ; I* 
wonders. Sexburg and Scoundrelton. Counterfeit lasses- P- 

portunity." T.JE keal kiss ! Its meaning. Gband . 

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dvs. " Like a gentle summer rain ! " A Poem. The twain who 

truly love. Vive L' Amour ! Finis. 


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Unloved. Also Female Beauty and Power. Their 
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entirely from the preceding work, and covers totally different 


Chapter I. — What is Love? Reply— All of us born with a 
certain amount of Love in us. Passion is not love, but love is 

Passion! "Free Love" Infernalisms. Life and Love a desperate 
game. True Love and its counterfeits. Prudery. Why young 
girls "Fall." Magnetic Love. Why the wedded disagree — a 
curious cause — and unsuspected ! Abortionists — the infamous 
tribe Love's Hidden Mysteries. The TEN great Rules and Laws 
thereof! She stoops to conquer I Dress — Silence — as Powers of 
Love. Vampires life-teachers. Soul-devourers. Test of True 
Love. Jealousy. Suspicion. When woman is divine, and how to 
make her so. 

Chap. II. — The wife's great fault and oversight. Adultery. 
The kiss. A woman's idea of Love. Doggish husbands. Blind 
Tom and the Monkey boy. Love an Element. Why she " can't 
bear him!" Why he "hates her!" Divorce. "Spirit-medium" 
frauds. " Love powders." "Dragon's blood." The Heart Song. 

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Barn-yard Love Philosophers. « I've fallen — again ! " Passion in 
Men and Women. Song of the Forsaken. Laughing Scandal. 
Sunshine. Sugar-life. 

Chap. HL 

Perverted Masrnet 



ine diseases ; undreamed-of causes of such. Complaints of women. 
Vulvar natures. Love dependent on victuals and drink. The 
Son 0- of Wedded Misery. Vicarious Love— Wretchedness. Real 




of the Soul ! 

Chap. TV. — Power of words — A startling truth. A 

reme j ov f life. Curious, but true! — Oxygen!! 




The two Babies. A 

ering candle. Consumption. Affe& 

r; the 

a Love 

Nellie and the flick- 
the difference be- 


Love and provender ! The secret sin ! The Proper Study 

of Mankind is 

Woman ! 






between the Sexes. " Blue Pill for Breaking Hearts." 
me Love no Love at all. Forced attentions and other 
Dark people healthier than light ones. Why? Modern 
not a Bed of Roses. Why ? The wonders of a woman. 

False Divorce. Help! 


? A&ual Mar- 

Nuts for mann 1 people. 
Men of lofty soul love simple women best. 
rfaee rm as reciprocateness. Why a woman who bears a child by 

ncvc r thereafter bear a light one. Transfusion. 

l Jail. I hi can 

C [AP. VI 

Love Secret 



and how to resist it. 

How to win a husband's love. The Three Oriental 

An excellent, but strange, revelation. Magnetic 


VViU a I Lov, Power. Love Starvation - and how to one 
T ZL Rule for husbands-good ones to the vnse 

The S 




for husbands 
will. John and S 


in win. j«-»» •> 

Tides ofl sion and Love. The Social Evil. 

"Animality." The other 


ournful tale. 


dark" — a mourniui m-~ — * 
achoth *J ; b 4s of human love 

Why relations hate 

Seven Laws of Love. 


Vampires. The au 

Whv he loves a 
thor's experience. W ny » e 




Funny, but danger- 


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Chap. VII. Woman is Love Incarnate, only men don't realize it. 
Dimity versus Divinity. Hearts for sale ! Woman fails to know 
her Power. Love, an Art. The Magic Ring — very strange. The 
Love-cure. Mother-in-law — the trouble they make. Once in a 
whilish love of husbands. Lola Montez. The Christ-imaged child. 
Wonderful law. Love-storms, gales, tempests. How to subdue 
wild husbands. Woman's second attack wins, and why. 

Chap. VIII. — Love not to be forced on either side. What Leon 
Gozlan said about women. "Infernal fol-de-rolisms," "Legal" 
violence I How Love-matches are broken oft'. The Lesson it 
teaches. The French " Girl's " curious Prayer. Beauty ; its laws. 
Insanity. An invaluable Chapter on the arts and means of increas- 
ing Female Beauty ; translated from the French of Dr. Cazenave. 
Special instructions for beautifying the skin, hair, eyes, teeth, — in 
short, the Perfect Adornment of Women. 

Chap. IX. — Good-Humor. Home. The true life. Heart ver- 
sus Brain. The Woman condemned to be strangled, and how she 
was saved. The three Lessons. A latter-day Sermon — Text: 
"Jordan is a hard road to travel." The Castaways. Singular. 
Magdalen. Scandal and Gossip. What Echo said. The Baby 
World. A thrilling Sermon by a reformed Prize Fighter. A 
splendid Poem — Swinburn. 

Chap. X. "Eternal Affinityism," and Church-ort/on. Honey 

moons versus sour Syrup. Marriage in 1790. One happy man 
the curious reason why. " Dodors." Science — a wonderful cas< 
of its mighty Power. Cyprians not all bad or lost. Why? Mono 
gamy and Amative Stimulants. The finest race upon the Planet 
Propagation of Heroes— how it is accomplished ! The Eye as ai 
Index of Chara&er - Gray, Blue, Hazel, Black eyes. The Lau 
cure in a new phase. Matrimonial career. Gossiping. Healthy 



Love. Sex in Nature. Marriage of Light and Matte 
Sexive. Three classes of Women. Whom not to Wed. 

Chap. XL— Married Celibates. Friendliness. Fretting 
Salve." Boston. Philosophy- Soul-Marriage ! A Fashionable 
Lady's Prayer. Prayer of the Girl of the Period. Hottentot's 


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Heaven. Voudoo John, and Female Subjugation U Black-m 
Arts. Breastless Ladies. How Wives are Poisoned ! 

Chap. XII. — The Fountain of Love. How to remedy vitd 
exhaustion. What to eat to gain Love-Power. Power of a 1 
Woman. Her child. Excess. Promiscuous "Love." When 
Sweetness reigns in Woman ! " A half man ; and how to pick him 
out. Ankles. Genius and Wedlock. Why the Tal. its are m 

lv Wretched in the Marriage State. Sintmlar fnA« .,»,i c: i... 


Faults in Women. Bitter Experience. A Singular Paper U ] n 
Incest. Non-reciprocation — and its cause — and cure. Childless 
Couples— Causes — Cure. Fault-finding. Jealousy; its cause and 
cure. The Rule and Law of Human Power, or Genius. 

The book also contains special articles concerning why wh s 
hate their husbands. Singular causes of wedded misery, and its 
cure. A hint to mothers. Hint to unloved wives. Gusts Lovi 
When woman has most conquering power. The stormy life. The 
magnetic attack. Sex and passion after we are dead. Old-maid- 
hood, and how to avoid it ! 


Seership. New Edition. A wonderful series of disco* rial 


branches of Clairvoy 

the astonishing agency of MAGIC MIRRORS ; and how to 



Somnambulistic lucidity. Genuine clairvoyance a natural birth 

right. Two sources of light, astral and magnetic. Wl mcs- 

produce clairvoyance in their "subjects 


magnets and traders as agents in its produa.on *• 

rules. Clairvoyance is not spu 

The false and &« ,ruc 

Psychometry and intuition are not clairvoyance. M« ^ 

Eight kinds of Clairvoyance ! Mesmeric «• fj ^ 
trance. The difference . Effed of lung power. Mca ^ 
passion on the seer. Dangers to women W o ^ ^ ^ tf 
Oriental, European, and American methods. 

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How to mesmerize bv a common looking-glass. The insulated 

stool. The electric or magnetic battery. The bar magnet. The 

horse-shoe magnet. 


Why "Spirits" are 

said to take subjeds away from magnetizers. Curious. Black 
Magic. Voudoo ("Hoodoo") spells, charms, proje&s. Very 
Strange I "Love Powders." The sham, and the terrible dangers 
of the real. How they are fabricated. Astounding disclosures 
concerning Voudooism in Tennessee. Proofs. The cock, the 
conches, the triangle, the herbs, the test, the spell, the efleft, the 
wonderful result. White science baffled by black magic. Mrs. A., 
the Dodor, and the Voudoo Chief. Explanation of the mystery. 
The degrees of Clairvoyance, and how to reach them. The road to 
power, love, and money. Self-mesmerism. Mesmerism in ancient 
Egypt, Syria, Chaldea, Nineveh, and Babylon thousands of years 
ago. Testimony of Lepsius, Botta, Rawlings, Horner, Bunsen, 
Champollion, and Mariette. The Phantorama. Advice to seekers 
after Seership. 

PART II. — The Magnetic Mirror and its Uses. 

Dr. Dee and his magic mirror. Strange things seen in it. Not a 

g l^ mil IV*. ^.^..j^ """fc> 

spiritual juggle. George Sand. The Count St. Germain, and the 
Magic Mirror or Spirit-Seeing glass. Jewels used for the same 
purposes. Hargrave Jennings (the Rosicrucian), On fire. Curious 
things of the outside world, and divine illumination. Cagliostro, 
and his Magic Mirror. Frederick the Great Crystal-seeing Count, 
American Mirror Seers. Dr. Randolph, in April, '69, predicts the 
Gold panic of September. Its literal fulfilment. Business men use 
mirrors to forestall the markets. Their singular magic. Better and 
more effective than animal magnetism. Why. Extraordinary 
method of holding a psycho-vision steady as a pidture. Two kinds 
of mirrors. Crystals. The pictures seen in a magic mirror are 
not on or in, but above it. Dangers of " Spirit control." Fa6ls. 
Theory. Constructors of magic mirrors. Failures. Success. 
Chemistry of mirrors. The Life of Dream, and the Street of 
Chances. The Past, Present, and Future are actually now, because 
there can be no future to Omniscience. The future embosomed in 

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the Ether, and he who can penetrate that can scan unborn event! in 
the womb of coming time. It can be done, is done, and will I 
all who have the right sense. Sir David Brewstei then anbl 

Damascius. A 


Emperor Basil's son is brought to his father in a magi gh 

Theodore Santa Baren. Mr. Roscoe's account of a strange adven- 
ture of Benvenuto Bellini. What death really is. A new 
The phantasmagoria of real things. Absorption. Its ui id 
meaning. Platonic theory of vision. Theory of spiritual ht 
Magic and magnetic, one and the same. Statement of the i ven 


aws of Love. The blonde wife rcwins her straving 

brunette husband from a brunette rival — from a Monde rival. 
Polarites. Caressive love. The antagonal polar law of lo\ . 
Backthrown love. A singular principle. Egyptians. Ma ic 

mirrors. Mrs. Pool and Mr. Lane's testimony. How a maiden 
discovers a lover — a rival — a wrong-doer. Awful magnetic p r 

woman s " ma 

Oriental widow finds 

husband — having seen him — never having seen him. "Th 

rors. How 

After death." Rules and laws of ma ic mir- 

Thc Grand 

Master, De Novalis. The celebrated "Trinius" Japanese magic 

San Francisco, Cal 
his work has been 

It is the 

ly wor 

incontestably excels either the French, German, Arabic, Symc, 

Hindostanee, or the Chaldaic 


L pTncip of the sublime science ever penned. A .*«* : . «h» 
™Larv chafer is, indeed, rare. It can only be bad 

from my office. 





Human S 

yet appeared anywhe 

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with Two Souls ! " — A Revelation of the Rosicrucian Secrets ! The 
Oath! Their Initiation! Strange Theories — Very. His Birth, 
Blood, Education, Adventures, Secret of his Power! His Glory 
and Their Shame ! The Scandal and Sensation ! 

Part I. The Bright Side. What the People say. 

Part II. The Ordeal. The Accusation. His Experience. Be- 
hind the Bars. He loses all he has made in a Life-time ! 

Part III. The Charge and Trial! The Witnesses. Curious 
Testimony. Speeches of the Attorney against Randolph, and Sel- 
den's, the Free-Love Champion. — A Caution to Masons, Odd-Fel- 
lows, and other Secret Societies. (See Part 3.) Randolph's De- 
fence, and Address to the Jury. He makes a Clean Expose of the 
Whole Thing ! These three masterly efforts are undoubtedly the 
strongest and ablest ever delivered for and against Free Love. 

The Verdicl ! Startling Disclosures ! " The Mysteries and Miser- 

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It reads 1 i 

1 ardin \\\ 

ies of Love." Talk about Novels and Romanc 
tame nothings beside this man's life and can 
romance. The strange oaths of the Ro&icruciai 
females. Extraordinary comparison between A 

Love! The Rosecross initiation, — the officiating _ \\[\ : 

they do. " Doftor " BAY and his « BUG M theon \\ b 

Band Begins to Play ! " What was said con ruin- Rindolph 
Book about Love and Women, AfTe&ion, the Sea \tu.i >n 
Vampirisms, Infatuations, Friendship, Passion, Beaut 11 

Soul, Lost Love, Dead AfTe&ion, and its resurre&ive law, Tun and 

False Marriage. 

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